3B-Water & Wastewater: Regulation & Compliance

Julie Abouchar

2017 Course Chair: Julie Abouchar, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

Julie Abouchar is a partner at Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP and certified as an Environmental Law Specialist by the Law Society of Upper Canada. Julie is a recognized expert in environmental, Aboriginal and energy and natural resources law. Julie has special expertise in water regulation and policy, including drinking water and source water protection. Click here for full bio.

2017 Course Description

In 2014, Julie Abouchar cemented her reputation as a leading authority on water and wastewater law in Ontario by co-authoring Ontario Water Law. At this popular CANECT course, Julie along with invited guest speakers, shares her expertise to help registrants update their knowledge on new regulations, navigate new approvals policies and procedures, and deal with common compliance issues related to municipal sewer-use bylaws and related water and wastewater issues.

2017 Guest Speakers

Richard Butler, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP | Giovanni Cautillo, Ontario Sewer and Watermain Construction Association | Rosanna DiLabio, Pinchin Ltd. | Speakers from the Ministry of the Environment & Climate Change | Nancy Kodousec, Region of Waterloo | Kim Logan, GEMServices Inc. | Edgar Tovilla, Region of Peel – Public Works

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Morning agenda: Begins at 9:30 AM
Update on liability and legal trends and developments in water & wastewater regulation & compliance
Julie Abouchar, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

  • Key water and wastewater liability developments
  • Personal and Directors’ and officers’ environmental liability
  • Case law highlights
  • Permits to take water – new rules for water bottlers and construction
  • On the horizon in regulatory environment: microbeads and fatbergs

Trends towards monetizing water management and conservation and implications for industry
Giovanni Cautillo, Ontario Sewer and Watermain Construction Assoc.

  • Implementing full-cost pricing – the Utility Model
  • Towards a proposed Ontario Water Board
  • Issues, municipalities, fees and true cost recovery

Approvals modernization for water and wastewater:
Speakers from the Ministry of the Environment & Climate Change

  • Water and wastewater approvals update
  • What industries and municipalities need to know

Convergence of public and private water protection management systems – The Region of Durham’s water & wastewater systems: A case study
Edgar Tovilla, Region of Peel – Public Works

12:10 – 2:00 p.m. LUNCH
What’s new: Update on Federal legislation and impacts
Kim Logan, Senior Ecologist, GEMServices Inc.

  • Overview of the Fisheries Act
  • What industry and municipalities need to know
  • Erosion and sediment control and impacts to watercourses which ultimately impacts fish
  • Overview of proposed amendments to the Metal Mining & Coal Mining and Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations

Due diligence defence to an environmental prosecution: A case study
Richard Butler, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers

  • R v. Control Chem Canada Ltd
  • Practical guidance on managing spills, leaks and contingency plans and orders

What’s New: Municipal Initiatives re: water and wastewater
Rosanna DiLabio, Pinchin Ltd.

  • Sewer use bylaws: Compliance and Enforcement
  • Changes to sewer use bylaws and their implications (GTHA, York, Peel, Halton, Durham and others)
  • Stormwater fees, jurisdictions implementing or considering their implementation, costs and credits available.

Future issues: Making the water system more resilient
Nancy Kodousec, Region of Waterloo

  • Integrated decision making to optimize infrastructure and reduce risk
  • Water efficiency masterplan

Closing Remarks and Q&A

Finishes at 4:40 p.m.

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