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TitleUpdate on Ontario's water quantity management (policy, program and science) review
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AuthorBrodie-Brown, H
SourceRegional-Scale Groundwater Geoscience in Southern Ontario: An Ontario Geological Survey, Geological Survey of Canada, and Conservation Ontario Geoscientists Open House; by Russell, H A J; Ford, D; Holysh, S; Priebe, E H; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 8528, 2019 p. 3, https://doi.org/10.4095/313543 (Open Access)
LinksPreserving and Protecting our Environment for Future Generations: A Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan
Year2019
Alt SeriesOntario Geological Survey, Open File Report 6349
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
PublisherGovernment of Ontario
MeetingRegional-Scale Groundwater Geoscience in Southern Ontario: Open House; Guelph; CA; February 27-28, 2019
Documentopen file
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is contained in Russell, H A J; Ford, D; Holysh, S; Priebe, E H; (2019). Regional-Scale Groundwater Geoscience in Southern Ontario: An Ontario Geological Survey, Geological Survey of Canada, and Conservation Ontario Geoscientists Open House, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 8528
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Subjectshydrogeology; Government and Politics; environmental geology; Nature and Environment; resource management; climate; water resources; provincial governments; government policy; programs; scientific research; climate change; population; water supply; source water protection
Released2019 02 08
AbstractOntario's Government for the People is committed to preserving water for families now and for future generations. To achieve this Ontario is undertaking a thorough review of the province's water taking policies, programs and science tools to ensure that vital water resources are adequately protected and sustainably used in the face of a changing climate and continued population growth. Ontario has extended the moratorium on water taking permits by one year, now ending December 31, 2019, to allow time to complete this review and consult on any recommended enhancements.
At the 2018 OGS-GSC Workshop, the ministry presented, "The Science behind Ontario's Water Quantity Management Review" and outlined key aspects of the water quantity science work being undertaken to ensure a robust and adaptive approach to water resources management into the future, and the water quantity scientific work being undertaken to improve our understanding of water resources knowledge on Ontario. The ministry's consultant, BluMetric Environmental Inc. (BMEI) presented an outline of water quantity science and jurisdictional reviews and water quantity assessments being undertaken.
The Ministry will provide an update on the moratorium extension and the water quantity management review, particularly the science components and some of the findings of the BMEI project. As identified in the draft "Preserving and Protecting our Environment for Future Generations: A Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan" the focus moving forward will include examining approaches to assess and manage multiple water takings, establish priorities for different water uses, prepare and respond to drought conditions and ensure the knowledge gained through the drinking water source protection program helps inform our water management programs. (https://prod-environmental-registry.s3.amazonaws.com/2018-11/EnvironmentPlan 1.pdf)
GEOSCAN ID313543