France Lemieux

France Lemieux is the Head of the Materials and Treatment Section in Health Canada’s Water and Air Quality Bureau.  During her 33+ year career at Health Canada, she has worked in drinking water, her passion, for 24 years. She helps develop of the treatment section of the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality and her expertise is in lead, copper and corrosion control. She is a member of various U.S. and Canadian committees on health-based standards for drinking water, treatment units and plumbing standards. She is the Chair of the NSF Additives Joint Committee, a member of the NSF Council for Public Health Consultant and Chair of the Water Quality Association’s Public Health Review Board. France has been a member of the Board for Directors of RESEAU Centre for Mobilizing Innovation (RESEAU) and has been involved in RESEAU’s various iterations since 2012.  She has also been the recipient of the Health Canada Safe Environments Directorate award for technical advice and support to Interdepartmental partners; the CSA Group Award of Merit for leadership in fostering the development and advancement of standards (nationally and internationally); the Joseph K. Seidner Award for outstanding contributions to Canadian plumbing codes and standards and theGovernment of Canada’s  Public Service Award for Excellence in Innovation for exceptional contributions to the Interdepartmental Water Quality TrainingBoard. France holds a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Queen’s University and a Masters' degree in Civil Engineering - Water Resources from Norwich University.