Stephanie Allen & Deneen Brigham, Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation
This session will be an activity-based workshop exploring source water protection and the planning cycle. The workshop will begin by creating a common understanding of what source water protection is and why it is important for First Nations to undertake this work. Workshop participants will then be guided through the main steps in the source water protection planning cycle including creating a vision, data collection, risk assessment, and developing actions. Participants will come away with an understanding of source water protection and the importance of community participation and indigenous knowledge within the planning process.