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Burrard Inlet Water Quality Objectives Update

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as presented by Anuradha Rao (Tsleil-Waututh Nation) at #BISS2017 (Burrard Inlet Science Symposium)

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Burrard Inlet Water Quality Objectives Update

  1. 1. Burrard Inlet Water Quality Objectives Update 24 October 2017 Pinnacle Hotel, North Vancouver Coast Salish Unceded Territories Presentation to Burrard Inlet Science Symposium Anu Rao, Project Manager
  2. 2. Work Plan
  3. 3. Local GovernmentsNGOs Scientists Industries First Nations Health Authorities Recreational Users Provincial Government Federal Government Permittees
  4. 4. Local GovernmentsNGOs Scientists Industries First Nations Health Authorities Recreational Users Provincial Government Federal Government Permittees Water Quality Roundtable
  5. 5. Water Quality Roundtable Structure Water Quality Roundtable: Coordination Team Stakeholders/Sectors BC Ministry of Environment Technical Working Group
  6. 6. Data, Data and More Data!
  7. 7. Proposed Water Uses (draft) • Shellfish consumption • Finfish consumption • Marine aquatic life (incl. reproduction) • Wildlife (incl. reproduction) • Recreation, aesthetics and cultural practices • Industrial water supplies sensitivity
  8. 8. Prioritization NIAID James St. John
  9. 9. Next Steps • Priority parameter results – Technical Working Group – Roundtable • Data assessment continued • Review existing guidelines • Parameter summaries • Draft WQOs document Fall 2017
  10. 10. For more information https://sites.google.com/site/burrardinletwqo (request access) arao@twnation.ca hay̓ ce:p q̓a Thanking all of you

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