Role and Governing Policies

Source Protection Committee Policy Document approved by the Quinte Region Source Protection Authority February 21, 2008.

Role, Responsibilities and Obligations of Source Protection Committee Members
  •  Attend meetings of the Committee (typically two to three meetings a year)
  • Make a commitment, for a period of up to five years, to participate as a Committee member
  • Read, review and understand technical reports that the Committee will receive for comment and action
  • Contribute positively to the production of required documents and reports
  • Provide constructive and collaborative input to the Committee on local Drinking Water
    Source Protection Planning issue(s)
  • Attend and participate in public meetings, information sessions and consultation forums as required
  • Review material provided in advance of a meeting when that material has been provided in a timely fashion
  • Provide requested input in a timely fashion
  • Demonstrate an ability and willingness to weigh different points of view
  • Abide by and respect the rules of order and procedures developed by the Committee
  • Act as a liaison to bring forward common concerns from their knowledge and experience in their sector to the Committee and assist in communicating the Committee’s work to the sector represented
  • Make decisions at the Committee table
  • Work collaboratively on the Committee and with other Drinking Water Source Protection partners such as community stakeholder groups
  • Attend training sessions as required
  • Respect confidential information and abide by the process in place to safeguard confidential information according to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA)
  • Other roles and responsibilities as determined by the Source Protection Authority and the
    Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
Qualifications Required of Source Protection Committee Members
  • Demonstrated ability to understand source protection science, concepts and technical reports
  • Proven ability to act as liaison for the sector(s) being represented
  • Demonstrated problem-solving, analytical, communication and organization skills
  • Demonstrated interest in the protection of drinking water sources
  • Knowledge of local watersheds, communities and water issues
  • Demonstrated ability to work with others collaboratively including conciliatory decision-making skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel within the Quinte Region watershed area and beyond as required
  • Willingness to abide by the committee rules and procedures and policies as developed by the committee
  • Fluency in and ability to participate in electronic communication including email and Internet.