Protecting Sources of Drinking Water: A Guide for Indigenous Communities. Watershed Associations, Local Governments and Non-Governmental Organizations

Author(s): Bob Patrick

Edition: 1

Copyright: 2020

Pages: 150

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Protecting Sources of Drinking Water: A Guide for Indigenous Communities. Watershed Associations, Local Governments and Non-Governmental Organizations provides guidance to water resources users and practitioners on the subject of drinking water generally and source water protection specifically.

The first chapter introduces the societal value of water, the hydrologic cycle, the myth of water superabundance in Canada as well as the importance of watershed protection and planning. Chapter 2 examines some of the causes of water contamination and related health impacts. The planning process is introduced in Chapter 3. In this chapter the act of planning is defined as well as the role of the planner and the public. In Chapter 4 the concept of source water protection is introduced by providing a history and rationale for protecting sources of drinking water. In this chapter a planning process to guide this activity is provided. In Chapters 5 through 9 the source water protection plan-making process is identified. These chapters cover subjects that include establishing a working committee (Chapter 5), conducting a source water risk assessment (Chapter 6), determining risk management actions (Chapter 7), plan implementation (Chapter 8), as well as conducting a plan review and annual updates (Chapter 9). Selected case studies are briefly mentioned in Chapter 10. The concluding chapter, Chapter 11, discusses future challenges and opportunities facing communities with respect to the protection of drinking water sources. 

Chapter 1: Water Is Life
Chapter Objectives
1.1 What Is Water?
1.2 The Value of Water
1.3 Hydrological Cycle
1.4 The Myth of Global Water Abundance
1.5 What Is a Watershed?
1.6 Watershed Delineation
1.7 The Watershed as a Planning Unit
1.8 Drinkable Water
1.9 Water Contamination
Chapter Summary

Chapter 2: Drinking Water Characteristics
Chapter Objectives
2.1 Can We Drink the Tap Water?
2.2 Drinking Water Characteristics
2.3 Types of Water Contaminants
2.4 Water Contamination from Natural Factors
2.5 Water Contamination from Human Activities
2.6 Point Source Pollution
2.7 Nonpoint Source Pollution
2.8 Water Contamination Pathways
2.9 Water Treatment Opportunities
Chapter Summary

Chapter 3: The Planning Process
Chapter Objectives
3.1 Why Do We Plan?
3.2 Defining Planning
3.3 The Role of (Western) Planning
3.4 Planning in History
3.5 Elements of Indigenous Planning
3.6 Environmental Planning
3.7 Planning Approaches
3.8 Public Participation and Collaboration
3.9 The Role of the Planner
3.10 Where Do We Plan?
3.11 Watershed Planning
3.12 Essentials of Watershed Plan-Making
Chapter Summary

Chapter 4: Source Water Protection Planning—Getting Started
Chapter Objectives
4.1 What Is Source Water?
4.2 What Is Source Water Protection?
4.3 Why Should We Care about Source Water Protection?
4.4 Source Water Protection in History
4.5 Source Water Protection in Canada
4.6 How to Actually Do Source Water Protection
4.7 Principles and Practice of Source Water Protection Planning
4.8 Overview and Scope of the Process
4.9 Motivating Factors
4.10 Authority to Plan
Chapter Summary

Chapter 5: Establish the Working Committee (Stage 1)
Chapter Objectives
5.1 Motivating Factors to Plan
5.2 Role of the Planner
5.3 Authority to Plan
5.4 Establishing a Working Committee
5.5 Forming a Technical Committee
5.6 Committee Protocols
5.7 Setting the Plan Vision, Goals
5.8 Building Relationships
5.9 Identifying Key Stakeholders
Chapter Summary

Chapter 6: Source Water Risk Assessment (Stage 2)
Chapter Objectives
6.1 Description of Community, Demographics, Facilities
6.2 Description of Water Distribution System
6.3 Delineate Source Water Protection Area
6.4 Inventory Potential Contamination Sources
6.5 Risk Assessment
6.6 Prioritize Risk Ranking
Chapter Summary

Chapter 7: Risk Management Actions (Stage 3)
Chapter Objectives
7.1 Approaching Management Actions
7.2 Classification of Management Actions
7.3 Structural Management Actions
7.4 Nonstructural Management Actions
Chapter Summary

Chapter 8: Plan Implementation (Stage 4)
Chapter Objectives
8.1 Defining Plan Implementation
8.2 Source Water Protection Plan Implementation
8.3 Implementation Strategy
8.4 Water Quality Monitoring
8.5 Communication Program
Chapter Summary

Chapter 9: Plan Review and Update (Stage 5)
Chapter Objectives
9.1 Update Working Committee Membership
9.2 Reestablish Working Committee
9.3 Invite Watershed Stakeholders/Partners/Rights-Holders
9.4 Celebrate Successes
9.5 Review Threats and Risks
9.6 Review/Revise Management Actions
9.7 Plan Implementation Deadlines
Chapter Summary

Chapter 10: Selected Case Studies
Chapter Objectives
10.1 The Saskatchewan Provincial Approach
10.2 North Saskatchewan River Basin Council
10.3 First Nations Source Water Protection Planning
10.4 Saskatchewan First Nations
10.5 First Nations Water Governance
10.6 Source Protection in Ontario
Chapter Summary

Chapter 11: Future Challenges and Opportunities
Chapter Objectives
11.1 Our Source Water Protection Moment
11.2 SWOT Analysis
11.3 Strengths of Source Water Protection Planning
11.4 Weaknesses of Source Water Protection Planning
11.5 Opportunities for Source Water Protection Planning
11.6 Threats for Source Water Protection Planning
Chapter Summary

Bob Patrick

Dr. Robert Patrick is Associate Professor of Geography and Planning and member of the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan. Bob worked as a regional planner with the Sunshine Coast Regional District in British Columbia for over a decade prior to joining the University of Saskatchewan. Internationally, Bob has worked in Peru and Australia in the areas of integrated water resource management and regional planning. Bob teaches watershed planning and sustainable community development to undergraduate and graduate students. His community-based research involves the protection of drinking water sources through watershed planning with Indigenous communities across western Canada. His current projects include collaboration on source water protection plans and community-based adaptation strategies with Indigenous communities in response to local and regional climate change impacts. 

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