M-15.2 - Act respecting the Ministère de l’Environnement

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11. In addition, the Minister is responsible for the management of the public water supply and of water considered as a natural resource, and for ecological reserves.
For these purposes he may, in addition to the powers conferred on him under section 10, carry out or cause to be carried out studies concerning the dangers of flooding, soil erosion and landslides and implement long-term programmes to prevent or lessen the damage caused by those phenomena.
1979, c. 49, s. 11.