Among the coalition members are a number of physical, natural, and social scientists. The aim of this community-based organization is to share resources, skills and time to offer an informed, unified public voice in a process in which this voice traditionally has limited access.
The Coalition for the Protection of PEI Water strongly opposes any lifting of the moratorium on new high capacity irrigation wells.
We feel that the monitoring and enforcement component attached to the existing high capacity wells is inadequate.
We feel that the data compiled to support the lifting of the moratorium is incomplete.
We recommend an opportunity for peer review of the water extraction policy, the data and the models used to support it.
We recommend the establishment and funding of a transparent, inclusive public consultation process to examine all aspects of this policy.
We recommend the establishment of a multi-disciplinary commission to develop a comprehensive, integrated water policy for PEI.
The Coalition for the Protection of PEI Water presented our position on maintaining the moratorium on high capacity wells to the standing Committee of Agriculture, Environment, Energy and Forestry Thursday 26 February at the Coles Building,