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New training options for managing drinking water systems in First Nations communities


January 20, 2021
By Ground Water Canada

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Walkerton, Ont. – The Walkerton Clean Water Centre will provide drinking water operator training, certification and mentorship for First Nations communities in partnership with Keewaytinook Okimakanak/Northern Chiefs Council.

For the first time, Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC) will be offering the course, Managing Drinking Water Systems in First Nations Communities, in a live virtual format. This course is designed as an introduction to management practices related to the drinking water systems in First Nations communities, the Walkerton centre said in a news release. It provides a high-level overview of drinking water systems, explores components of effective drinking water system management and provides resources and practical tools for consideration in developing or making improvements to current practices. This course is designed for First Nations Chiefs, Council and management who have operational responsibility for drinking water systems.

Each live training session will provide opportunities for interaction between the instructor and participants and will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. over two days. Two sessions are currently scheduled on Feb. 3 and 4 and March 3 and 4, 2021. Participants will require access to a computer with internet connection, a camera and microphone. A course manual will be couriered to each participant prior to the session.

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For more information,  visit wcwc.ca/first-nations-zone/ or contact the centre at 866-515-0550 or training@wcwc.ca.