March 2: Webinar on Lead in Drinking Water

Posted
February 17, 2017

Information from the Canadian Environmental Law Association: Lead in drinking water has received significant attention in the Great Lakes Basin over the last 10 years. Recently, lead in Flint, Michigan's drinking water received international attention. In Ontario, regulations for lead in drinking water of schools and child care centres were amended in 2016 to further protect children from lead in drinking water. And, Health Canada has proposed a more stringent standard for lead in drinking water.

In 2007, the City of London, Ontario reported elevated levels of lead in the municipal drinking water system. The Ontario government response was, among other things, to order municipalities to test for lead across the province. This drinking water safety net was in place due to law reforms that happened in response to the Walkerton Inquiry recommendations.

Confirmed speakers:
Theresa McClenaghan, ED and Counsel, Canadian Environmental Law Association and former Senior Policy Advisor to Ontario's Minister of the Environment.
Cammy Mack, Director, Safe Drinking Water Branch and Deputy Chief Water Inspector, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change

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Event Information:

When: Thursday, March 2, 2017, 1 p.m. ET

Where: Online

For more information: Anastasia anastasia@cela.ca or 647-705-7564

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7824274657201072898