A Guelph water protection group will speak out about the impact of Nestlé’s activities in the region, at a community summit on water taking in Vittel, France later this month.
Susan Glasauer of the Wellington Water Watchers says the group will be discussing the operations of large water bottling corporations around the world and try to gather more momentum behind the efforts of groups like theirs.
“We’re hoping to get a larger movement going of people in our solidarity with [those] who are losing their groundwater to Nestlé,” she said, “and to discuss how we use water and what water means to us.”
“They’re a bit ahead of us in terms of the loss of their groundwater,” Glasauer said. “They’re at the point now where the community of Vittel is looking at having water piped in from about 15 kilometres away,” Glasauer said.