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…Details
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…Details
Why You Should Probably Never Drink Bottled Water Again – And 10 facts about the bottled water industry.
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…Details
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs is undertaking a consultation on a study area for potential Greenbelt expansion to protect important water resources in the outer ring of the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The study area is based on the locations with high concentrations of water resources that are under pressure from urban development. The purpose…Details
Check out the CTV News (Kitchener) story about the recent rally & march. Watch it below or click here watch on the CTV website
Check out this campaign from our friends at Council of Canadians. Shortly after noon today, Nestlé surpassed taking its 1 billionth litre of water from Ontario on an expired permit. Since I wrote you a few days ago, more than 3,000 people have sent letters to their MPPs calling on the Ontario government to…Details
Nestlé will pump the billionth litre of water since Aberfoyle permit expired. Let’s make some noise!
On Monday November 27th, Nestlé will pump the one billionth litre of water since the permit for the Aberfoyle well expired last year on July 31st , 2016. This translates to Nestlé producing hundreds of millions of single use 500 ml plastic bottles in just over a year, the vast majority of which wind up…Details
[…] “Toronto is deceptive,” says Myra Hird, who teaches at the Queen’s University school of environmental studies in Kingston, Ont., where she is a specialist in waste management. “It tends to deal with its municipal waste so efficiently that the average person doesn’t see how much of it there is, or where it goes. Out…Details