Guidance for evaluating human health impacts in environmental assessment : drinking and recreational water quality.: H129-54/2-2017E-PDF

"This document provides generic guidance on predicting health risks of water quality in federal environmental assessments (EAs) of proposed major resource and infrastructure projects (such as mines, dams, pipelines and other projects). It presents the principles, current practices and basic information Health Canada looks for when it reviews environmental impact statement (EIS) or other reports submitted by project proponents as part of the EA process. It was prepared for the benefit of proponents and their consultants and to support an efficient and transparent project review process. The foundational information described here should be supplemented appropriately with additional information relevant to specific projects. The guidance was also prepared for responsible authorities and stakeholders to the EA process to communicate our normal areas of engagement and our priorities within these areas to help ensure that sufficient evidence is available to support sound decisions”--Purpose, p. 2.

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Department/Agency Canada. Health Canada.
Canada. Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch.
Title Guidance for evaluating human health impacts in environmental assessment : drinking and recreational water quality.
Publication type Monograph
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Later edition Guidance for evaluating human health effects in impact assessment :
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Issued also in French under title: Conseils pour l’évaluation des impacts sur la santé humaine dans le cadre des évaluations environnementales : la qualité de l’eau potable et de l’eau utilisée à des fins récréatives.
"Publication date: December 2016”--Verso of cover.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 14).
Publishing information Ottawa : Health Canada, 2016.
Description ii, 16 p.
ISBN 978-1-100-19259-8
Catalogue number
  • H129-54/2-2017E-PDF
Departmental catalogue number 160329
Subject terms Health hazards
Water quality
Environmental impact assessment
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