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.