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Blazing a trail for others to follow: Atlantic First Nations Water Authority and Canada sign framework agreement – Dal News

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 202027 Views

July 13, 2020

Water is one of the primary elements responsible for life on earth. We drink it, cook with it, and use it to keep ourselves clean. We often turn on the tap without giving it a second thought, but ensuring that everyone has reliable access to a safe and clean water source is vital.

In First Nations communities across Canada, water and wastewater facilities tend to be small and remote systems. As with other small and remote communities within Canada, there are major issues with both human resource and financial capacity. But unlike other Canadian small and remote systems, the provinces do not regulate First Nations facilities, so the standards for compliance can vary widely.

Since 2009, Graham Gagnon, Dalhousie’s associate vice-president research and the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Water Quality and Treatment, has been working closely with the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs (APC) to develop a comprehensive water strategy for the Atlantic region. And, 11 years later, a significant milestone has been reached.

Read More: https://www.dal.ca/news/2020/07/13/blazing-a-trail-for-others-to-follow–atlantic-first-nations-wat.html

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