Welcome to Canadian Waters — the web site linking you to useful and interesting information about Canada’s oceans and fish habitat. Canadian Waters provides you with information about our activities and programs and shows you how you can get involved.
We are Canada's national wildlife agency and we handle wildlife matters that are the responsibility of the federal government. This includes the protection and management of migratory birds and nationally important wildlife habitat, endangered species, research on nationally important wildlife issues, control of international trade in endangered species, and international treaties.
The EPD works to protect human and environmental health. Its main goals are to: improve air quality; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; improve surface and ground water quality, including sources of drinking water; redevelop a provincial plan for reducing and removing toxins and waste that contaminate the land, air and water — and for responding to high-risk environmental emergencies; and enhance environmental stewardship, shared with other stakeholders.
You may search this database to identify legislative and non-legislative tools referring to specific quality parameters that may have an impact on the operations and management of your water or wastewater systems.
The Environment Agency has a duty to secure the proper use of water resources in England and Wales. We monitor water in the environment, and issue 'abstraction licences' to regulate who can take water from the environment. These specify the amount of water someone can take from a location over a period of time. We also have a long term strategy for Water Resources that looks 25 years ahead and considers the needs of both the environment and society.
DEFRA is responsible for all aspects of water policy in England, including water supply and resources, and the regulatory systems for the water environment and the water industry. These include: drinking water quality,
the quality of water in rivers, lakes and estuaries, coastal and marine waters, sewage treatment, and reservoir safety.
This website contains the most frequently referred to Acts, Orders and Regulations with relation to water.
The Water Resources Division is responsible for managing the water resources of the Northwest Territories through the administration of the Northwest Territories Waters Act and Regulations and the Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act.
This Green Lane web site provides a gate way to online Canadian legislation and regulations related to the environment.
The Drinking Water Program provides expert advice to Health Authorities, and develops legislation, guidelines and policies on drinking water.