Vacancy on the Halton-Hamilton Source Protection Committee – Agriculture Sector
There is a vacancy to fill on the Halton-Hamilton Source Protection Committee. Eligible candidates interested in representing the agricultural sector and having knowledge of local watersheds and drinking water issues are invited to submit their application by Wednesday, May 31, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (905) 854-9220.
The Halton-Hamilton Source Protection Region comprises the areas of the Halton Region and the Hamilton Region Conservation Authorities. A Source Protection Committee was established in accordance with the Clean Water Act, 2006 and has developed a locally driven, science-based source protection plan that aims to reduce the risk of contamination and overuse of the sources of our drinking water.
The role of the Source Protection Committee is to guide the review and updating of the source protection plan using a science-based approach and to ensure that all relevant information is being taken into account. The Source Protection Committee is comprised of 9 members plus the Chair, who act as liaisons for their sectors, and regularly attend committee and public meetings. The member composition is as follows:
- 3 members representing municipalities
- 2 members representing the agricultural sector
- 1 member representing industrial/commercial sector
- 1 member representing environmental interests
- 2 members representing the public interest at large
A job description, eligibility requirements, application forms and other information about the Committee and the source protection program are available at www.protectingwater.ca or by calling 905-854-9229 extension 223.
We are all responsible for protecting drinking water sources for present and future generations.