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Inuit Position on the Management of Municipal Wastewater

By January 31, 2008 No Comments

National Inuit Position Paper regarding the Canada-Wide Strategy for the Management of Municipal Wastewater Effluent (CCME) and Environment Canada’s Proposed Regulatory Framework for Wastewater

A fundamental concern with the CCME strategy and the Proposed Regulatory Framework comes in the geographic and cultural bias that is inherent to the process of advancing from principles to practices in the proposed “roll out” of the Strategy as well as the Proposed Regulatory Framework.

Significant deficiencies exist in the fundamental research, particularly in relation to Inuit communities.

Any solutions to the waste management challenges in northern communities must also be benchmarked against the “best appropriate technology”, which is a term that describes the technical and operational differences encountered in the north.