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January 29, 2013
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Jan. 29, 2013, Ontario – The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) has completed a guide entitled Best Management Practices Guide for the Mitigation of Impacts of Waterpower Facility Construction.

Jan. 29, 2013, Ontario – The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) has completed a guide entitled Best Management Practices Guide for the Mitigation of Impacts of Waterpower Facility Construction. This initiative was undertaken in partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The resource document consists of 38 activity-specific best management practices, including topics related to in-water work, civil construction, vegetation management, and other key considerations.
 
Waterpower is renewable, reliable and durable and accounts for more than one-quarter of Ontario's energy mix. The OWA has identified more than 3,000 megawatts of additional untapped potential that, if developed, could help moderate electricity prices for decades to come.

The document is an addition to the series of best practices the OWA has produced for feature species, including Lake Sturgeon (2009), American Eel (2010) and Channel Darter (2011). The BMP was developed by GENIVAR Inc. and Natural Resource Solutions Inc., with contributions from a wide array of industry practitioners and agency staff.

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