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Resources - Cross Sector

This page provides links to Cross-Sector information, which might apply in a similar way to water supply, wastewater management or irrigation and drainage sectors, Owners and managers of water-related organizations, companies who supply products or services to the water industry, regulators and homeowners will also find useful links here.

Creating a Sustainable Organization

Find out how to create a sustainable organization: Sustainable Organizations

Risk Management and Communications

All organizations must manage risk and ensure effective communications. 

 Affordable Insurance      Canadian Water Websites     Insurance for Water Systems - Slideshow

Water Industry and Climate Change

Climate change puts many organization at risk:  Water and Climate Change

Best Management Practices (BMPs) - Finance and Governance

BMPs are ways that certain things are done in the best-performing organizations:

Financial Best Management Practices - SIS Guides

Water Rate Structures

Governance and Roles for Trustees

Legal Issues and Water Supply - Legal issues associated with governance and management

Best Management Practices - Federation of Canadian Municipalities

These documents are edited summaries of best practices extracted from the National Guide to Sustainable Municipal Infrastructure. These summaries are made freely available on-line to all Canadians and are provided for educational purposes. Links are provided to the original on-line documents. The summaries and original documents are intended for general guidance only.  Note that best practices are not a replacement for proper engineering and should not preclude or supersede regulatory requirements. These documents are provided subject to the disclaimers given in the documents.