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Title: Release of "Good Governance in Restructuring Water Supply: A Handbook"
July 21, 2003

Dear Colleague:

Subject: Release of "Good Governance in Restructuring Water Supply: A Handbook"

A sustainable water supply is a cornerstone of sustainable communities. After years of relative neglect, Canadian communities and governments are beginning to focus on the challenges of sustainable water supply. Improving water supply management often requires reforms in governance and changes to utility structure. Relatively little information is available for non-specialists on this topic in Canada. This handbook attempts to fill that gap, focusing on good governance in the context of restructuring water supply services, i.e. changes to "soft" management systems, or to the organizational and administrative aspects of management systems.

The handbook synthesizes results drawn from a more extensive report on good governance of water supply prepared for the Program on Water Issues, at the Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto.  In order to make these results accessible, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and the Program on Water Issues at the University of Torontošs Munk Centre for International Studies
jointly commissioned the handbook.

The handbook can be downloaded at the Program on Water Issues web site (http://www.powi.ca/recentresearch.html) or at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities web site (http://kn.fcm.ca/ev.php).

The handbook is a non-technical report designed for non-specialists
. Detailed operational and procedural information has not been included. Experts and operational staff who require more in-depth information should refer to the bibliography and list of additional resources at the end of the report.

Yours truly,

--
Adele Hurley
Senior Fellow
Programme on Water Issues
Munk Centre for International Studies
Trinity College, University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place, South House Rm. 258
Toronto, Ontario
Canada  M5S 3K7

Phone    416-946-8919
Fax      416-946-8915
Email    hurleyut@istar.ca

Final Handbook Letter.doc