The Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC) hosted two successful Drinking Water Quality Management Standard (DWQMS) Workshops in Barrie and Thunder Bay, Ontario during April 2018.
A total of 147 participants rotated through interactive breakout sessions over the two-day workshops to discuss topics such as standards and regulatory changes, preparing for climate change, corrosion control, continuous improvement and preparing for audits against the revised DWQMS standards. The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) also provided an update on the status of the Municipal Licensing Program and how municipalities are implementing the changes to the DWQMS. Feedback from participants was excellent. One participant noted, “Once again the Walkerton Clean Water Centre has done an excellent job with this training opportunity. Having the MOECC representatives available for training sessions, and question periods is a great asset for attendees. I found the breakout sessions very informative and beneficial.”Participants at the Drinking Water Quality Management Standard
Workshop in Barrie, Ontario
Background: WCWC is an agency of the Government of Ontario, established in 2004, to ensure clean and safe drinking water for the entire province. WCWC coordinates and provides education, training and information to drinking water system owners, operators and operating authorities, and the public, in order to safeguard Ontario’s drinking water. Through partnerships, WCWC also provides training for the 133 First Nations communities in Ontario. To date, high-quality training has been provided to more than 76,000 participants across Ontario. For more information please visit www.wcwc.ca.