16. A water knowledge branch to be known as the Bureau des connaissances sur l’eau is established within the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs.
The Bureau’s mission is to set up, and ensure the technical coordination of, an information system for the collection of data on water resources, aquatic ecosystems and water uses in the hydrologic units referred to section 13.2, and to conserve and disseminate the data, with a view to supporting learning requirements in the water sector and providing the public with the most complete, reliable and up-to-date information possible.
The municipalities and Native communities and every department, body, educational or research institution or group whose mission, functions or activities relate in whole or in part to the water sector may, by invitation or at their request, be associated with the development of the information system.
2009, c. 21, s. 16; 2017, c. 14, s. 101.