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Water Resources Management

Water Resources The Water Resources Management Division is responsible for water resources management as per provisions of the Environmental Protection Act and the Water Resources Act. The Division has programs to protect, enhance, conserve, develop, control and effectively utilize the water resources of Newfoundland and Labrador.

These activities include: Acts as a lead government agency in drinking water quality monitoring and reporting; Regulates public water and wastewater systems; Provides operator education, training and certification to water and wastewater operators; Manages groundwater resources; Manages allocation of water use and grants water rights; Regulates alterations of water bodies; Participates in environmental assessments; Operates and maintains hydrometric, climate and water quality networks; Conducts hydrological modelling studies and; Conducts water use studies for all sectors.

The Division has four sections, each headed by senior professionals with extensive expertise in water resources management. We employ engineers, scientists, water resources officers, technicians, and clerical staff.

This brochure PDF (968 KB) outlines the various Sections of the Division and their responsibilities.

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