As a partner with the community, Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) is committed to minimizing impacts on the environment from airport operations and development through continuous improvement of environmental performance.
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Environmental Management System
WAA maintains an Environmental Management System that is based on ISO 14001 standards. We have developed environmental management procedures and processes pertinent to airport operations and planning. These include:
- Environmental Review Process
- Emissions Reduction Plan
- Water Quality Management Program
- Aircraft Deicing/Anti-icing Fluid Management Plans
- Hazardous Materials Management Program
- Sediment and Erosion Management Program
- Invasive Species Management Program
- Waste Management Program
- Wildlife Management Plan
- Impacted Sites Management Program
Airport Advisory Committee on Environment
The WAA Airport Advisory Committee on Environment meets regularly to discuss environmental issues related to airport operations. It is comprised of community representatives and technical advisors. The purpose of the committee is to provide a direct consultation link between the airport and the community on environmental issues.
Committee members are recommended by local Federal, Provincial and Municipal representatives from the neighbourhoods adjacent to the airport. Technical advisors from NAV CANADA, Transport Canada, Department of National Defence (17 Wing), Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation and WAA also attend.