Whether for industry or society, science-based decision-making requires reliable data and frameworks for their interpretation and risk management, even when faced with significant uncertainty. We are committed to working with our partners to develop those ­­tools.

Some of our projects include:

  • Development of Ontario’s new Guidance Document to Determine Minimum Treatment for Municipal Residential Drinking Water Systems Using Subsurface Raw Water Supplies

  • Advancing modeling approaches for quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA)

  • Standardization and guidance for reporting low and non-detect microbial count data

  • Application of geophysical tools for assessing pathogen risk in subsurface water supplies

  • Investigation of forest management as a source water protection technology

  • Development of a framework for assessing drinking water treatment vulnerability to wildfire-associated changes in source water quality