Bottled Water: Is it really a problem?

By Karen Rathwell, Wellington Water Watchers

In my role as a water steward, I have shared many conversations about the pros and cons of buying bottled water. It seems to be an issue that can stir up emotion pretty quickly and I find this aspect of the topic thought provoking. As I become more and more engaged in each debate …


Delegating 101 event

How to be an effective advocate for water when appearing before city council…
Want to try your hand at Delegating? Are you feeling passionate about Water for Life, not for Profit? Join Wellington Water Watchers

Wednesday November 2nd,

7:00 pm at Silence

46 Essex St, Guelph, ON N1H 3K8


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.” …