Preliminary Agenda

Addressed Topics

Tuesday, November 1st 2016

12h00 – 1h00 pm | Welcome

1h00 pm – 1h30 pm | Opening remarks

1h30 pm – 2h15 pm | Opening Keynote  

Water diplomacy / New strategies for resolving water management disputes by

Dr. Lawrence Susskind

2h15 pm – 5h00 pm | Opening Panel 

Source Water Protection Approaches : Munich, New York City and Ontario – Discussion on implementation challenges and key elements of success by

Dr. Ralf Ludwig

Mr. Paul V. Rush

Ms. Chitra Gowda

5h00 pm – 7h00 pm | Welcoming Cocktail & Poster Exhibition Inauguration

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016

8h00 am – 9h00 am | Welcome, Coffee & Inauguration of the Exhibitor’s Room

9h00 am – 5h15 pm | Parallel Sessions

2 conferences room

1 workshop room


Will be including approached:

“Challenges of the integration of groundwater in the territorial planning” by

Roxane Lavoie

“Impact of recent knowledge and challenges of the Quebec groundwater network” by

Alain Rouleau

“Understanding the links between hydrology, land use, and water quality for a more sustainable development in a rural municipality” by

Stephanie Shousha

“Potability: First conscience of water” by

Normand Cazelais

“Partnership, local, and public policies for the securing and the preservation of drinking water resources: exemple of the implementation of protecting programs of the food plot areas in Poitou-Charentes (France)” by

Mohamed Taabni


7h00 pm | Gala Misez EAU! at the Aquarium de Québec

Gala Dinner intended to reward local stakeholders for their realizations and involvement in water management * In French only

Thursday, November 3rd 2016

8h00 am – 9h00 am | Welcome, Coffee & Exhibitor’s Room visit

9h00 am – 3h00 pm | Parallel Sessions

2 conference room

1 workshop room


Will be including approached:

“Local Source Water Information Management System (LSWIMS) – A collaborative venture” by

Martin Keller

“Building from the Ground Up: A Collaborative Approach to Municipal Source Protection Implementation” by

Kyle Davis

“Decision support system for conception and optimization of surface water quality monitoring strategies based on participatory approach” by

Sonja Behmel

“How to pass from studies to actions? The case of the Saint-Charles river watershed” by

Mélanie Deslongchamps

Closing conference: “Risk Management Plans in the City of Guelph” by

Peter Rider

The state of water sources : diagnosis, follow-up and monitoring
  • Characterization, analysis, diagnosis
  • Monitoring and follow-up
  • Anthropogenic threats that might affect drinking water quantity and quality
  • Emerging contaminants (definitions and follow-up)
  • Interactions between groundwater and surface water
  • Air pollutant deposits and water quality
  • Energy development: impacts and protection
  • Cyanotoxins and Harmful Algae Blooms
Risk management and emergency measures
  • Public health protection
  • Impacts of and adaptation to climate change: risks of overflows, droughts, floods, forest fires, impacts on groundwater recharge, etc.
  • Emergency action plans
  • Decision support tools
  • Transport and stockage of contaminants monitoring, spill management
  • Risk analysis approaches
  • Early warning systems
Plans, strategies and source protection measures
  • Municipal, agricultural and industrial effluents (waste water) management
  • Management of onsite wastewater disposal and measures applicable for isolated dwellings, rural communities and First Nations
  • Rainwater and runoff management
  • Nonpoint source pollution control
  • Management and control of pollution at source
  • Water withdrawal management
  • Drinking water conservation strategies
  • Citizen awareness and involvement tools
  • Conservation and protection of the natural environment/wetlands
  • Low impact development
  • Restoration / Reforestation / Economic value of forest land for SWP
  • Lake, reservoir and stream restoration
  • Tools to determine action priorities
  • Examples of protection plans: challenges, results and conclusions drawn
  • Measures of success
Regulatory and economics instruments
  • Regulatory tools and their limitations
  • Economic incentives and benefits
  • Cost/benefit analysis of the protection
  • Case studies (Quebec and international)
Governance and land use planning
  • Impact of land occupation on the source and land use strategies
  • Management and harmonization of different uses
  • Proceeding from knowing about groundwater to protecting it by planning
  • Proceeding from knowing about the vulnerability to protection by land use planning
  • Tools to evaluate risks related to specific land use in a source water protection area
  • Territorial and stakeholders integration: example of inter-territorial partnerships and agreements / Developing Source Water Collaboratives
  • Public participation and involvement of multiple stakeholders
  • Specific land use initiatives
  • Water source signification and appropriation by local stakeholders
  • Integration of source water protection in territorial planning
  • Source water protection and landscape