Feb. 15th – “Local Water Matters – Taking Action: Protecting our Water”

Local Water Matters – Taking Action: Protecting our Water Guelph Greens LOCAL MATTERS Speaker Series Learn from our panel about crucial and timely local water issues including micro-beads, micro- fibres and more. We will discuss the challenges and explore some solutions for how we can protect our drinking water and care for our beautiful and…

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Draining us dry: scarcity discourses in contention over bottled water extraction

By Daniel Jaffee & and Robert A. Case (board member of the Wellington Water Watchers) This article examines conflict over commercial water extraction in a Northern setting where access to potable tap water is nearly universal, yet local water supplies are increasingly constrained. It addresses three main questions: (1) How are narratives or discourses of…

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Why You Should Probably Never Drink Bottled Water Again – And 10 facts about the bottled water industry.

Nestlé — the same company that brings you those delicious Toll House cookies — decided in May to open a new plant in the middle of the drought-stricken desert in Arizona. This decision has raised many concerns and questions, the most obvious being “how can they bottle water in a desert?” Many of the concerned…

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Cape Town’s “Day Zero” Approaches: Local authorities estimate that taps will be turned off by April 29, 2018.

In 123 days, South Africa’s second largest city could run out of drinking water. Cape Town, a city of 4 million, continues to grapple with severe water scarcity following three consecutive years of below average rainfall. The city’s six major reservoirs are expected, by late April, to run dry on “Day Zero.” For months, local…

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