World Water Week
Beatrice Mutai is only 13, but she knows first-hand that small changes can make a big difference. Until last year, she would wake up before dawn every morning to fetch water from the Ewaso Ng’iro River.
Canada is well-positioned to be a global leader in water management with a significant portion of the world's freshwater supply. In order for Canada to lead, we need to approach water challenges from a new perspective -- one that recognizes sustainable water management as a value, not as a cost.
It is World Water Day, a day to celebrate the world's water heritage and ensure clean adequate supplies of drinking water and sanitation for all. To our shame, Canada is once again leading a charge to weaken language in an important United Nations document that would reiterate the human right to water and sanitatio