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November 15, 2000
Media Advisory: Clean Waters Summit discusses what is needed to restore water quality on the Toronto waterfront
When: Saturday, November 18, 2000
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Harbourfront Centre - Brigantine Room
235 Queen's Quay West (at the foot of Lower Simcoe Street)

The challenge of dealing with stormwater in an urban landscape and its effect
on water quality will be discussed at the 2000 Clean Waters Summit, which
brings together experts from across the Greater Toronto Area.

Stormwater runoff carries pollution to creeks, rivers and Lake Ontario. It
leads to surface flooding, stream-bank erosion and destruction of fish and
wildlife habitat, and contributes to the overloading of the sewer systems,
causing basement flooding and a host of environmental problems.

Summit highlights:

· Opening Remarks: Hon. David Crombie, Waterfront Regeneration Trust
(9 a.m.)
· The Toronto and Region Remedial Action Plan (RAP) progress update (9:30 a.m.)
· Panel discussions of stormwater management options and opportunities (10 a.m.
to noon)
· Toronto's developing stormwater management plan - Wet Weather Flow Management
Master Plan
· Roundtable discussions on funding options and priorities for stormwater
· 2000 RAP Awards of Excellence ceremony (3:30 to 4 p.m.)

The summit is a partnership event of the Waterfront Regeneration Trust, Toronto
and Region Conservation Authority, Environment Canada, Ontario Ministry of the
Environment and the City of Toronto.

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