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February 28, 2011

A decade after the Walkerton and North Battleford drinking water outbreaks, much of Canada lags international leaders in adopting management systems for assuring safe drinking water, according to a study released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In Safe Drinking Water Policy for Canada – Turning Hindsight into Foresight author Steve E. Hrudey says that despite some clear progress in individual provinces, Canada, and small communities in particular, need a system that better promotes and rewards competence among drinking water providers.