Ontario Municipal Water Association President’s Message: “OMWA Premiere Water Symposium Attracts International Attention”
“Delivering water 24 hours a day, seven days a week without interruption is a basic necessity for public health.”
Quoted by Water Director, Paula Keyhoe of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, featured in an article by WaterTAP, and a recent Speaker at World Water Tech North America 2017.
As an elected official dealing with municipal water systems, and their oversight responsibility, these words resonate intensely. We value and rely on the security and benefits of our public water systems for our constituents and the health of our communities, throughout our province.
While hosting the Premiere Ontario Municipal Water Symposium in partnership with Water Tap, Ontario Water Innovation Week, and World Water Tech North America this past October 30-Nov. 3, I contemplated York Region’s “ONE WATER ACTION PLAN 2017” and this particularly statement,
“The full value of “One Water” can be unlocked “only” through partnerships”.
Partnerships that are forged by mutual “interest, goals and respect.”