Page 3: Guidance For Providing Safe Drinking Water in Areas of Federal Jurisdiction – Version 2


Collaboration between departments is key to developing consistent approaches across the federal government and in First Nations communities. This document has been developed by the Interdepartmental Working Group on Drinking Water (IWGDW), which represents federal government departments that have certain responsibilities for providing clean, safe and reliable drinking water to consumers.

Health Canada provides the technical and scientific expertise to the IWGDW, through its role as technical secretariat. However, the development and update of this document is only possible thanks to the commitment and hard work of all of the following current or former members of the IWGDW:

  • Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada:
    • Pierre Lamontagne
    • Jim Steeves
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada:
    • Rob May
    • Bill Schutzman
  • Canada Border Services Agency:
    • Barbara Gray
    • Lily Hang
  • Canadian Coast Guard:
    • Shakil Ahmed
    • Jean-François Gagné
    • Jim Hann, Sylvie Mathieu
    • Jason Morphet
    • André St-Laurent
    • Edward Wright
  • Communications Research Centre Canada:
    • Lisa Hagar
  • Correctional Service Canada:
    • Dawne Flaborea
    • Pushkar Godbole
    • Michel Maillet
  • Environment Canada:
    • Amanda Klein
    • Doug Spry
  • Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada:
    • Richard Bourassa
    • Marc Buaquina
    • Eric Domingue
    • Ryan Gallant (formerly with RCMP)
  • Health Canada:
    • Tim Beattie
    • David Bennitz
    • Teresa Brooks
    • Patricia Lemay
    • France Lemieux
    • Stephanie McFadyen
    • Jennifer Mercer
    • Véronique Morisset
    • Joyce Mortimer
    • Dominique Poulin
    • Will Robertson
    • Kristina Taracha
  • National Defence:
    • Mark Buckley
    • Bob Hardy
    • Jean Héroux
    • Janick Lalonde
  • Parks Canada:
    • Guy Groulx
    • Philippe Martin
    • Desmond Raymond
    • Tag Shattuck
    • Jacques Vaillancourt
  • Public Works and Government Services Canada:
    • Réjean Bergeron
    • Chris MacInnis
    • Carla Pino
    • Shirley Shea
    • Monique St. Amour
    • Christine Villeneuve
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police:
    • Eugene Chown
    • Andrea Dawson
    • Susan Pecman
  • Transport Canada:
    • Jessica Baird
    • Andréanne Ste-Marie
  • Treasury Board Secretariat:
    • Ted Leindecker
    • Gilles Hubert
  • Other contributors to the document:
    • ADI Limited: Neil Thomas
    • Blue Lantern Communications: Roberta Smith

We would like to recognize the work and leadership of Pushkar E. Godbole from Correctional Service Canada. Pushkar had been the co-chair of the Interdepartmental Working Group on Drinking Water for 10 years at the time he passed away in 2013. His involvement and contributions to the working group and various projects, including this document, will continue to help ensure the safety of drinking water in areas of federal jurisdiction.

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