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CWWA Publications

CWWA Climate Change Resources for Water Sector Professionals (April 2, 2015)



CWWA Water Efficiency Committee - Publications :

CWWA Report on Water conservation and efficiency performance measures and benchmarks within the municipal sector - June 2009

Maximum Performace Testing of Popular Toilet Models (updated October 2009)

Specialty reports: High Efficiency Toilet (HET) Fixtures with MAP scores (updated October 2009)

Water conservation and efficiency performance measures and benchmarks within the municipal sector - An identification of current practices and an assessment of the feasibility of expanding their use.
This report was prepared by CWWA for the Ministry of Environment of Ontario, based on research and survey results.A workshop of practitioners will be held on February 9, 2009 to discuss and review the findings of the report, and it is expected that either modifications to the report will be made or an addendum will be created reporting on the outcome of the Worshop.

Clean Water, Green Jobs: A Stimulus Package for Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investments - In response to the Government of Canada currently discussing possibly expanding infrastructure investments to stimulate the economy, the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association, along with the Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW), the University of Victoria's POLIS project on Ecological Governance and the Alliance for Water Efficiency, has proposed a sustainable water infrastructure plan entitled, Clean Water, Green Jobs: A Stimulus Package for Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investments to the Federal Government. The plan contains solutions that can be deployed quickly and broadly, creating jobs and stimulating the economy faster than traditional infrastructure projects. It recommends investments be made in repairing and upgrading existing infrastructure, restoring green infrastructure, and conserving water and energy. Upon submitting the plan, the authors have requested the opportunity to meet key MPs from all parties to discuss how investing in sustainable water infrastructure can create jobs, save money and protect the environment.

Maximum Performance (MaP) of WaterSense High-Efficiency Toilet Fixtures (HETs) (June 2009)

Maximum Performance (MaP) of UNAR-Compliant High-Efficiency Toilet Fixtures (HETs) (June 2009)

Maximum Performance (MaP) of UNAR-Ultra-Low-FlushToilet Fixtures (ULFTs), 1.6-gallon - 6 Litre (June 2009)

High-efficiency Urinals (HEUS) U.S. and Canada (January 2009)

High efficiency toilets in non-residential applications - A Caution for Water Efficiency Practitioners, Design Professionals, and Facilities Managers (January 2009)

Toilet Certification Media Report

Testing of Popular Flushometer Valve/Bowl Combinations - Final Report, August 2005 - identifies performance variations between different bowl/valve combinations, and evaluate the potential for valves operating at greater than six litres of water

Evaluation of Water-Efficient Toilet Technologies to Carry Waste in Drainlines (PDF) - revised April 1, 2005

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Other CWWA Publications

Results - CWWA FOG Management Survey (December 2, 2008)

Canadian Guidance Document for Managing Drinking Water Systems -A Risk Assessment / Risk Management Approach - The document is intended to outline a simple protocol, based on HACCP and other risk assessment / risk management approaches for managers of all drinking water systems to follow. It can be used in conjunction with existing formalized management processes (HACCP, ISO, Water Safety Plans, etc.) that address large complex systems, or equally, can be applied to small systems or one aspect or feature of any drinking water system.

CHLORINE AUDIT TEMPLATE - for use by municipalities required to comply with the: Notice Requiring the Preparation and Implementation of Pollution Prevention Plans for Inorganic Chloramines and Chlorinated Wastewater Effluents under CEPA, 1999
this document has been developed with input from the CWWA Wastewater and Stormwater Committee and can now be used as general guidance, it will be revised as Environment Canada expands on the Pollution Prevention planning requirements

Abstracts from the 10th National Drinking Water Conference (PDF), held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, April 2002 (in Adobe Acrobat). To order the complete proceedings please see our publications order form.

National Pollutant Release Inventory (PDF) - Reporting Guidance for Small to Medium Wastewater Facilities.
This Guide is intended to encourage and assist small and medium sized wastewater utilities report to the NPRI, and to improve over time, their reporting accuracy and detail.

Drinking Water Disinfection and Turbidity Requirements - A Global Perspective 2002 (PDF)
CWWA has contacted state authorities in Canada, the United States and internationally to determine what the specific requirements may be in those States for chlorine/chloramine residuals and turbidity levels and if there are any specific legislated or procedural requirements set out when the residual levels are persistently low or the turbidity levels are persistently high.

National Survey of Wastewater Treatment Plants - June 2001 (PDF)

Abstracts from the 9th National Drinking Water Conference (PDF), held in Regina Saskatchewan, May 2000. To order the complete Proceedings, please see our publications order form.

Municipal Water and Wastewater Infrastructure: Estimated Investment Needs 1997 to 2012 -
Revised April, 1998 (PDF)

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Publications offered by other organizations

New Inter-American Network of Academies of Science - Urban Water Challenges. Download the book free (March 22, 2015)

The Canadian Copper and Brass Association has published the publication No. 44E Underground Copper Water Services on copper pipes for projects of all sizes, from residential to large commercial, industrial and institutional projects. Free hard copy can be ordered by email.

The Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality are published by Health Canada. Because they are likely to be of interest to members a link is provided here. Summary tables are available free of charge and booklets of the complete guidelines can be ordered from the Health Canada web page.

Friends of the Earth Canada: Lexicon of Water Soft Path Knowledge

Australian Governments Critical Infrastructure Program - Remote Access: A Tool to Support Business Continuity

Atlantic Canada Guidelines for the Supply, Treatment, Storage, Distribution and Operation of Drinking Water Supply Systems

Region of Halton Report: Costs/Benefits of Utilizing Garbarators to Divert Household Organic Waste (PDF)

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