CWWA Supports Expedited Creation of the Canada Water Agency
CWWA added its name, with 20 other water organizations, to call for the expedited creation of the Canada Water Agency. CWWA has long supported a more coordinated federal approach to water issues as various water issues fall into the portfolio of at least a dozen of the federal ministries and agencies.
The creation of the Canada Water Agency was identified in the mandate letter to the new Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson, following the last election. The purpose of the letter was to support the creation of the Agency sooner rather than later.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clearer than ever that water and wastewater services are essential to the health of communities, and to their economy. Now is the opportunity to focus federal infrastructure funding onto critical water projects.