Canadian Council of Ministers
of the Environment

Le Conseil canadien des ministres
de l'environnement

Current Priorities

Surface Water and Groundwater Quality

CCME is  helping jurisdictions to manage the impact of land use activities on surface water and groundwater quality by:

  • Finalizing a Groundwater Sustainability Assessment Approach, which is a way to assess the sustainability of groundwater resources at a local, regional or Canada-wide scale, and developing a supporting guidance document.
  • Developing a Canadian Water Quality Guideline for Zinc
  • Developing a Canadian Water Quality Guideline for Carbamazepine, an anti-epileptic drug found in municipal wastewater effluent. A scientific criteria document for this guideline was posted for public review and comment until April 17, 2015.  The guideline is now being finalized.
  • Developing a Canadian Water Quality Guideline for Manganese.