Water Conservation

True Climate Leadership Means Stepping Away From LNG

Eoin Madden | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Eoin Madden

90 per cent of all new wells drilled in B.C. that would supply the province's proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry will be fracked. Fracking demands massive amounts of freshwater, industrializes large areas of northeast B.C. and has major impacts on the climate. So, how is the B.C. government getting away with touting this industry as a "clean" energy resource?

Companies Are Ripping Off Ontario's Water Resources

Mike Schreiner | Posted 11.06.2015 | Canada Impact
Mike Schreiner

It is bad enough that the government allows multinational companies to privatize a public resource, it is even worse that taxpayers are being hosed by charging so little for it. Several industries get a total free ride when it comes to taking our water. Those who do pay for taking water are charged a paltry $3.71 per million litres used. This is not a typo.

British Columbia's North Coast Needs Our Protection

WWF-Canada | Posted 08.31.2015 | Canada Impact

Canada is a treasure trove of rivers, lakes and wetlands supporting countless communities, economies and species. With freshwater species experiencing the greatest rate of decline in what is being referred to as the sixth great extinction, Canada must step up efforts to improve watershed health for people and animals. For a prime example of our freshwater health and wealth, we need to look no further than the Skeena watershed on the northwest coast of British Columbia.

Canadians Need More Love and Respect For Water

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 07.23.2015 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Home to 60 per cent of the world's lakes, we are a nation with water at its heart. But some thought leaders say Canadians are losing an awareness of, and passion for, our water resources. It's a connection we need to rekindle for our country to successfully tackle some serious threats to the treasure that is our water supply.

Sask. City Slammed For 'Hypocrisy' After Telling Residents To Conserve Water

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Alberta

A city in southern Saskatchewan has been flooded with complaints on social media after someone snapped a photo of a pressure washer being used to clean city hall this weekend.

Canadians Produce More Garbage Than Anyone Else

CBC | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada Impact

Canadians use far too much energy and water, and they produce more garbage per capita than any other country on earth, a report from an influential th...