Statement from the Wellington Water Watchers Board of Directors

The Wellington Water Watchers, after almost 10 years of dedication to consumer education and water policy reform, is encouraged by the recent announcement by the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) of its intent to overhaul the permit to take water process, particularly as it pertains to the packaged water sector. With its recent…


Fall & Rise: an immersive arts and theater experience

Fall & Rise: An Immersive theatre experience to grieve ecological loss and call in hope.
Funds to go toward Ignatius Old Growth Forest Project & Wellington Water Watchers
Sunday, Oct 16th, 3:30 – 6:30 pm
Ignatius Jesuit Centre
Rain or Shine


rare’s Ride to Grow the Greenbelt event

When: Sunday September 11th, 2016
Time: Meet at Riverbluffs Park at 12:15, set out at 12:30
Lunch: 1 pm at Lamb’s Inn
FREE Lunch & Learn about efforts to create a Grand River Watershed Greenbelt


Toronto Star Op-Ed on Nestlé in Aberfoyle and water as a human right

5 September 2016:

The Toronto Star has published an op-ed by Stephen Bede Scharper about changing how we look at water in light of the outrage around Nestlé’s extended permit to extract water, titled “Water is a human right, not a mere commodity: Allowing large corporations to profit profligately from public water supplies during a time of drought, as is happening in Aberfoyle, Ont., is not only irresponsible, but reprehensible.” Read the full article here.


Concerned Residents Coalition – August Newsletter

“HOT NEWS! Milton Council voted unanimously to donate $10,000 to CRC to assist in covering expert consultants as we head into the OMB Hearing. Cindy Lunau has spear-headed this summer’s efforts to make it clear that the Town of Milton shares our concerns about the proposed quarry and that it endorses the position of Halton Region in objecting to the aggregate licence.” …


Join Maude Barlow for a discussion of Canada’s water crisis

Join Maude Barlow of the Council of Canadians for a discussion of trade policy and Canada’s water crisis. Arlene Slocombe of Wellington Water Watchers will add some local context for water security issues here in Wellington County.

Thurs Sept 22, 2016 at 7pm
Harcourt United Church
87 Dean Ave, Guelph


Wellington Water Watchers Calls on More Stringent Laws for Water Taking Permits

August 29, 2016

Guelph-Wellington – On the heels of unprecedented public and media attention to the ongoing issue of consumptive water taking in Wellington County, the Wellington Water Watchers in partnership with are pleased to announce that we have submitted a detailed proposal for how Ontario’s Permit-To-Take-Water (PTTW) review process could be strengthened.