Other important water policy actors in Canada fall under the category of ‘Intergovernmental Agencies’.
Among others, these actors include the:
- International Joint Commission (IJC)
- Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME)
- The Council of the Federation
- Western Water Stewardship Council
Importantly, these forums bring together various governments and policy actors to set priorities and address cross boundary issues.
Examples of the work of intergovernmental agencies:
- CCME adopted a Canada-wide vision for water, entitled Setting Strategic Directions for Water (October 2009).
- CCME endorsed the Canada-wide Strategy for the Management of Municipal Wastewater Effluent (February 2009).
- The Council of the Federation agreed to implement a Canada-wide water efficiency labelling program, among other encouraging endeavours (August 2009).