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First Nations Well Stewardship Technical Workshop


Thunder Bay Water Well Workshop for First Nations
Green Communities Canada and Ontario First Nations Technical Services
Corporation invite you to participate in a technical workshop on drinking water
wells. The workshop is June 3rd, 2010 from 1:00 to 4:00 at the Valhalla Inn,
1 Valhalla Inn Road, Thunder Bay. 
The half-day workshop is an opportunity for individuals who work in the fields
of housing, public works, and health to learn about the Well Aware program,
well best management practices and groundwater protection. Suggested
participants include Public Works Managers, Tribal Council Technical Staff,
Housing Inspectors, Community Health Representatives, First Nations Health
Directors, Band Managers, Councilors, and Chiefs.
The workshop teaches the technical components of well siting, construction
and decommissioning. And also discusses water testing and the potential
impacts of wells on the geohydrologic cycle. Overall the workshop will
provide a strong technical base of knowledge on drinking water wells. 
The workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Mary Jane Conboy PhD., PGeo, and
Executive Director of the Well Wise Resource Centre. There is no cost to
attend, however we do ask that you pre-register for the session. 
This workshop is part of a pilot project to adapt the Well Aware information
and delivery tools to meet the needs of First Nations communities. Well
Aware is a successful delivery program in Ontario that encourages people
to protect their wells and our common groundwater supplies through
voluntary, confidential and non-regulatory visits by a trained water guide
and outreach activities in the community. 
We encourage you to register online at . If you have any
questions about this workshop please contact Kate Garvie at
705-745-7479 ext. 154 or by email at
or Stephanie Allen, Environmental Scientist, OFNTSC by email at
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