National Water Strategy
Meanwhile, the Sierra Club Canada and UVic's POLIS Water Sustainability Project are launching a Canada-wide campaign to
encourage communities to reduce their water footprints. Regional water summits will be held across the country to help communities take action on water conservation.
ActionH2O seeks to harness a grassroots collective effort to develop new conservation and efficiency-based approaches to water management that are adopted by local governments. This bottom-up effort has HUGE potential to change how water is managed across the whole country! The goal of ActionH2O is to work with 20 cities and towns across Canada over the next 1½ years to identify locally relevant solutions and opportunities for action on water conservation.
The Action H2O website can be found here.
OTTAWA—A Liberal-New Democratic Party coalition government would be better for Canada’s natural environment, says Sierra Club Canada.
During the last federal election, two Sierra Club reports ranked the five federal parties on their commitments on climate change and freshwater issues respectively, and surveyed them on other environmental issues.
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(Ottawa) Conservative candidate and Environment Minister John Baird
has admitted that if elected he would pursue the environmentally
devastating practice of “lake dumping”. The practice involves allowing
mining companies to circumvent environmental protections and use lakes
as toxic dumps for mines. Baird made the statement during an
all-candidates debate in his riding of Ottawa West – Nepean last night.
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