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In May 2000 e-coli was found to have contaminated the water supply of Walkerton, Ontario.  Seven people died, and thousands were made ill.  (Wikipedia)

 

The Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA), a crown agency of the Government of Ontario, was put in charge of the cleanup of Walkerton’s water system.

 

The Government of Ontario committed to ensuring Ontario’s drinking water is among the best protected in the world through:

 

 

The province commits to act to safeguard our water.  (source)

 

Clean Water Act – protecting the surface or groundwater that supplies municipal drinking water systems through watershed-based source protection plans.

 

Ontario Drinking Water Stewardship Program – provided funding to assist with individual local actions to:

 

Almost 60% of Ontarians get their drinking water from the Great Lakes.

 

 

Water is more than a precious resource. Water is life itself. Unfortunately, too many Canadians think it's limitless. We say it's priceless, but we act like it's dirt cheap. We waste it and pollute it.  We do not have unlimited quantities, even if it does seem that way to some people because it keeps falling from the sky. We are one of the highest per capita consumers worldwide - 326 litres per person, per day." 

Christine Stewart, former Federal Minister of the Environment Canada

 

“There is no reason Canadians shouldn’t have the safest drinking water the world, but regulatory efforts required to create, implement and maintain strong, world-class standards are sorely lacking.” Randy Christensen, Ecojustice staff lawyer and report co-author (Waterproof:  Standards)

 

 

 

Blue Communities

 

The Blue Communities Project, launched by the Council of Canadians and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, designates municipalities as Blue Communities when municipal governments pass resolutions to ban bottled water from municipal facilities, recognize water as a human right and promote public not-for-profit water and sanitation services.  In 2013 Bern, Switzerland (where Nestle is headquartered) became the first Blue Community outside of Canada.  (article)

 

 

Specific Issues

 

- Great Lakes

 

- Five Ocean Gyres (www.5gyres.org) studying plastic pollution in the oceans.  The oceans are downstream from everywhere. 

 

- AWARE-Ontario News – Plastic

 

- Straits of Mackinac

 

- Oil & Gas Industry

 

- Bottled/Bulk Water

 

- Droughts

 

- Kipawa Lake

 

- British Columbia’s Proposed Hydro Dam Site C

 

- North Dakota Access Pipeline, USA (DAPL)

 

- Foxconn proposal, Wisconsin, USA

 

 

  

WATER NEWS - General

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2018-11-30

CNN

El Paso to drink treated sewage water due to climate change drought

Nadia Kounang

2018-08-26

CBC News

Sewage discharge in Niagara River 'an environmental catastrophe,' says NDP MPP

Ryan Patrick Jones

2018-08-13

Glboe and Mail

One trillion litres of sewage leaked into lakes and rivers over last five years

Mia Rabson

2018-07-16

TheStar.com (BC)

Raw sewage dumped in Metro Vancouver waters saw five-year high in 2017

Ainslie Cruickshank and Wanyee Li

2018-06-14

News-Press.com

State: Deep injection wells will help ease Lake Okeechobee discharges

Chad Gillis

-- the problem of too much water

2018-04-13

Wellington Advertiser

Erin to spend another $600,000 to secure viable water source

Olivia Rutt

2018-02-27

The Weather Network / Water Deeply

Californians struggle to pay for rising water prices

 

2017-11-08

Water Canada

Artificial Sweeteners in Groundwater Indicate Contamination from Septic Systems

Katherine Balpataky

2017-10-23

Austin Daily Herald

Study: Cover crops, less tillage key to water goals

AO News – Farmland Development

2017-10-09

Reuters.com

More trees help water sanitation, reduce child deaths: study

Lin Taylor

2017-10-09

Missoulian

Canadian coal firm fined $1.4 million for water pollution affecting Montana

Rob Chaney

- Teck Resources Ltd.

2017-10-06

News.Ontario.ca

Ontario's Drinking Water Remains among Best Protected in the World

Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change

2017-09-12

Council of Canadians

Samsung set to take away Chatham family’s water

Mark Calzavara

AO Renewables – Wind News

2017-06-11

Globe and Mail

Charting Canada’s troubled waters: Where the danger lies for watersheds across the country

Ivan Semeniuk, Trish McAlaster

2017-05-29

SMH.com.au

How to play the world's water shortage

Jessica Sier

2017-03-10

Wellington Advertiser

Puslinch council continues to ask why water bottlers singled out by province

Mike Robinson

2017-01-06

America Magazine

Should public water be owned by a private company? Canada is about to find out.

Dean Dettloff

2016-12-12

CBC

Billions of litres of raw sewage, untreated waste water pouring into Canadian waterways

Elizabeth Thompson

2016-12-07

AWARE Simcoe

We did it! The Nottawasaga River is protected again!

Kate Harries, Anne Learn Sharpe

2016-11-22

CBC Montreal

Quebec City dumps raw sewage into St. Lawrence River

Ainslie MacLellan

{again?!}

2016-10-18

Sudbury.com

We all live upstream: Campaign highlights water source protection

 

2016-10-07

CBC News

Thanksgiving Monday protest planned over cleanup from 2015 Gogama train derailment

AO Info – First Nations News

 

AO Info – Rail News

2016-10-03

EcoWatch / Lorraine Chow

World's First Aerial Survey of Great Pacific Garbage Patch: 'It's Worse Than We Thought'

Lorraine Chow / Boyan Slat

- The Ocean Cleanup (fb)

2016-09-17

Guardian (UK)

Florida sinkhole causes vast leak of wastewater into drinking water source

AO Info:  Sinkholes

2016-09-03

Barrie Examiner

Boil water advisory in Tay Township

 

2016-08-10

AllAfrica.com

Uganda: Residents Protest Closure of Contaminated Water Source

Frobert Owot

- closure of contaminated source or corporate interests?

2016-08-10

QuinteNews

Protecting Municipal Water Sources

Mary Thomas

2016-07-21

Orangeville Banner

Source water protection underway in Orangeville

James Matthews

2016-07-15

BBC.com (UK)

Mud runners sick after National Water Sports Centre event

- illness blamed on poor water quality

2016-07-05

Grist.org

Why is a ton of trash washing up on beaches in Hong Kong? It’s a mystery!

Kate Yoder

2016-07-01

EcoWatch / Lorraine Chow

‘Guacamole-Thick’ Algae Takes Over Florida’s Atlantic Coast, 4 Counties Declare State of Emergency

Lorraine Chow

AO Info:  Climate Change

2016-05-07

CBC News

Alberta:  Fort McMurray water technicians stayed behind to save vital service

Andrea Ross

AO Info: Alberta oil & gas

2016-03-22

Social Plastic

How Much Plastic is in the Ocean and How the Hell Did It Get There?

Sean Macmillan

2016-02-25

National Post

Victoria’s fight over treating its sewage — or keep pushing it raw into ocean as it has for decades

Brian Hutchinson

- Victoria, B.C.

2016-02-02

KCRA.com (USA)

Stockton residents, Erin Brockovich voice concerns at meeting

 

2016-01-18

CBC News

Water security a Canadian issue, not just a developing world issue

 

2016-01-16

TheGuardian.com (UK / USA)

Flint's water crisis: what went wrong

Ryan Felton

2016-01-13

Youtube / TED Talks

The Four Fish We're Overeating — and What to Eat Instead | Paul Greenberg | TED Talks

Paul Greenberg

2016-01-13

DeadState (USA)

After poisoning them with lead, Flint sends its citizens a message: ‘Your water bill is past due’

Andrew Wertz

2016-01-12

CBC News

Trudeau announces funding for water research in Ontario

"We are committed to building a more sustainable economy that ensures we leave a cleaner and healthier environment for our children and grandchildren." Justin Trudeau

2016-01-08

UTS

Preserving the Earth’s favourite water source

- Australia

- Professor Derek Eamus

2016-01-08

EcoWatch / TakePart

Groundbreaking Study Says Asian Carp Could Make Up One-Third of Lake Erie Biomass

Padma Nagappan, TakePart

2016-01-07

TheMercury.com

Bird poo confirmed source of Wynyard’s water contamination

Helen Kempton

- Tasmania

2016-01-06

New York Times

The Lawyer Who Became

DuPont’s Worst Nightmare

Nathaniel Rich

2015-12-22

CivilEats.com

Atrazine: The Latest Pesticide on Trial

Elizabeth Grossman

- Atrazine and water

2015-12-06

Abc12.com

Canada delays decision to put nuclear waste site near Great Lakes

Kellie Meyer

AO News:  Nuclear

2015-12-04

Woodstock Sentinel Review

Province approves Grand River source protection plan to keep municipal drinking water in the region safe from any threats

Megan Stacey

2015-11-23

SimcoeReformer.ca

Focus on Delhi: Abandoned wells identified as threats

Monte Sonnenberg

2015-11-03

TakePart.com

A Terminator Fish Is Moving at Record Speed Toward the Great Lakes

David Kirby

2015-10-29

DurhamRegion.com

Durham on the hunt for new Port Perry water source

AO News: Waste Management

2015-10-16

Global News

No viral testing of sewage-filled Olympic waters: Rio 2016 organizers

Jenny Barchfield

2015-09-09

Owen Sound Sun Times

Downpour causes sewage plant bypasses

 

2015-08-14

Vice

Whales Are Dying Off North America’s West Coast — And it Could Signal Trouble Deep in the Ocean

Hilary Beaumont

2015-08-06

Ring of Fire Radio (USA)

The Gulf of Mexico “Dead Zone” – Larger Than Two States and Growing: Thank You Polluters

 

2015-08-04

Toronto Star

Toronto told to tell public when untreated sewage sent into Lake Ontario

Keith Leslie

2015-06-24

HindustanTimes

The Yamuna, our biggest source of water, is dead

Mallica Joshi

- New Delhi, India

2015-06-11

Envirolaw.com

Anti-fracking and Great Lakes Bills to Committee

Dianne Saxe

2015-06-

CTV News

Rivers, lakes loaded with artificial sweeteners, researchers say

Amy Legate-Wolfe

2015-06-02

EcoWatch / Lorraine Chow

Boyan Slat to Deploy ‘Longest Floating Structure in World History’ to Clean Ocean Plastic

Lorraine Chow

- Boyan Slat, 20 year old founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup

2015-05-15

Chatham Daily News

Wallaceburg doesn't want to draw its water from Lake Erie

David Gough

2015-05-15

BBC News (UK)

Record number of England's beaches face water quality failures

Claire Marshall

2015-05-06

Youtube / Story of Stuff Project

Microbeads - The Story of Stuff Project

Story of Stuff Project

2015-05-05

EcoWatch / Oil Change Int’l

Fracking Chemicals Found in Drinking Water, New Study Says

Andy Rowell

2015-05-04

New York Times

Fracking Chemicals Detected in Pennsylvania Drinking Water

Nicholas St. Fleur

- This is the first case published with a complete story showing organic compounds attributed to shale gas development found in a homeowner’s well

2015-05-04

Guelph Mercury

Water a worry for future Guelph

Rob O’Flanagan

2015-05-04

Care2.com / TreeHugger

Oregon’s Lost Lake Is Disappearing Through a Strange Hole

- lava tube

2015-05-02

StarTribune.com

Climate change is a culprit in decline of Minnesota walleye

Josephine Marcotty

2015-04-22

Government of Ontario, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change

Ontario Approves Plan to Protect Drinking Water in Essex Region

News release

2015-04-10

MyKawartha.com

Plan to protect Peterborough-area drinking water now underway

Sarah Frank

2015-03-26

Quinte News

Source water protection working in County

- Quinte Conservation Authority

2015-03-26

North Bay Nipissing News

Source protection regulations adopted by province

Kathryn Boyle

- North Bay – Mattawa Conservation Authority

2015-03-24

Toronto Star

Scathing report on health of Canada’s waters accuses Ottawa of wilful negligence

Raveena Aulakh

2015-03-17

Environmental Law & Litigation

Blog: Planning for drought and drinking water in Ontario

Dianne Saxe

- Clean Water Act, 2006

- Ontario Low Water Response

- Permits to Take Water (PTTW)

2015-03-16

Huffington Post

Blog: How to Take Long Showers and Still Save the World From Drought

Adam J. Rose

2015-03-16

Reuters

In Russia, a drying lake threatens an 'era of water wars'

Angelina Davydova

- Russia

2015-02-28

Economist

Bottled Water in China

 

2015-02-27

ABC News (USA)

Some California Farmers to Go Without Federal Water

Fenit Nirappil

2015-02-20

WUSA9.com

Source of petroleum-smelling water in NW DC not found

- difficult to find water contamination source

2015-02-19

KEYT.com

Drought Impacting Quality of Ventura's Drinking Water

Kelsey Gerckens

- trihalomethanes

2015-02-15

Natural News

City of 20 million people to cut water service to just 2 days per week; humanity plunging towards ecological disaster

Jonathan Benson

2015-02-11

Time

This Plant in Dubai Makes Half a Billion Gallons of Fresh Water a Day

Desalination

- impressive pic of plant

2015-01-30

JournalStar.com (USA)

Farm and food: Nitrates runoff and fallout

Des Moines Water Works sues asking a court to assign responsibility for an increasingly expensive, increasingly dangerous public health problem affecting a half million Iowans that the state and its farmers have failed to fix.

2014-12-28

Daily Record (UK)

Doctor claims Scotland's biggest windfarm has contaminated public water supply with cancer-causing chemical

Craig McDonald

 

AO Info: Energy Alternatives News

2014-12-24

edhat.com (USA)

Lawsuit Filed to Protect Water Quality

USA

- storm water run-off

2014-12-18

Ring of Fire Radio

Federal Judge Denies DuPont’s Attempt to Renege on Promise to Contaminated Community

USA

Joshua Schwitzerlett

2014-12-17

CNN

Six charged in West Virginia water contamination

Sonia Moghe

2014-12-11

EcoWatch / Anastasia Pantsios

Groundbreaking Study: 5 Trillion Pieces of Plastic Floating in World’s Oceans

Anastasia Pantsios

2014-12-11

Ring of Fire Radio (USA)

Study Estimates More than 250,000 Tons of Plastic Waste Floating in World’s Oceans

Amy Eddings

2014-12-11

Youtube / Clondalkin Meter Watch

Irish Water Claims Ownership Of The Rainwater (5 mins)

Richard Boyd Barrett

- privatization of water

- rainwater

2014-12-08

TheVerge.com

Harvesting the clouds: how to make water out of fog

Sandeep Ravindran

2014-12-07

Economic Times

China follows India, rushes water to crisis-hit Maldives

- Male, Maldives has no natural water source and depends entirely on treated sea water

2014-12-02

Quinte News

Greater protection for water sources

- Quinte, eleven municipal drinking water systems, from Madoc and Tweed south to Prince Edward County

- Belleville

2014-11-19

The Atlantic CityLab

Acid Rain has Turned Canadian Lakes into a Kind of Jelly

John Metcalfe

2014-10-03

EcoWatch / Anastasia Pantsios

Ocean Health Gets ‘D’ Grade in New Global Index

Anastasia Pantsios

2014-10-04

CBC quirks & Quarks

Plastic Pollution Plagues the St. Lawrence

 

2014-09

Southern Fried Science

Charm City’s Water Wheel: The first truly feasible ocean cleaning array is already afloat

Andrew David Thaler

- Baltimore, USA

2014-09-01

Ring of Fire

Garbage Patches Make Up As Much As 40 Percent of Ocean Surface

Amy Eddings

2014-08-28

Associated Press / triblive.com

DEP releases details of cases of drinking well contamination from drilling

The Associated Press

AO Info: Oil & Gas News

2014-08-28

EcoWatch / SkyTruth

Massive Half-Mile-Long Crack Appears in Ground in Northern Mexico

 

2014-08-25

Youtube / Water.org

Matt Damon takes the ALSA Ice Bucket Challenge

Matt Damon

(2 mins)

2014-08-19

National Geographic

If You Think the Water Crisis Can't Get Worse, Wait Until the Aquifers Are Drained

Dennis Dimick

2014-08-06

Toronto Star

Lake Huron nuclear dump scheme in trouble: Walkom

Thomas Walkom

DGRP

2014-08-03

EcoWatch / Circle of Blue

Toxic Algae Bloom Leaves 500,000 Without Drinking Water in Ohio

Codi Yeager-Kozacek

Lake Erie

2014-07-28

EcoWatch / Marcus Eriksen

Plastic Pellets Pollute Lake Erie

Marcus Eriksen

Lake Erie

2014-07-27

The Guardian (UK)

Companies proclaim water the next oil in a rush to turn resources into profit

Suzanne McGee

2014-07-24

EcoWatch / California Coastkeeper Alliance

Businesses Unite for Swimmable, Fishable and Drinkable Water

 

2014-07-23

EcoWatch / Brandon Baker

EPA Denies Texas’ Emergency Request to Use Dangerous Herbicide on 3 Million Cotton Field Acres

Brandon Baker

2014-07-16

EcoWatch / Anastasia Pantsios

First-of-its-Kind Map Details Extent of Plastic in Five Ocean Gyres

Anastasia Pantsios

2014-07-16

Ecojustice

Waterproof: Standards

- first national drinking water report card

2014-07-16

Lake Scientist

Microplastics Pollution In The Great Lakes Ecosystem: Summary of Presentations at IAGLR 2014

Laura K. Alford, Patricia Corcoran, Alex Driedger, Melisssa Duhaime, Hans Durr, Paul Helm, Sherri A. Mason, Todd Norris

2014-06-27

Change.org / Paul Martin

Petition:  Ban Ki-moon: Help secure a living ocean, food and prosperity - propose a new agreement for high seas protection in September 2014

 

2014-06-07

Global Research

Opinion: Water War? Turkey Cuts Water Supply to Syria. Euphrates Shut Down

Michael Collins

2014-04-06

Global News

Is there Atrazine in your drinking water?

Allison Vuchnich and Gil Shochat

2014-06-02

EcoWatch / Brandon Baker

Michigan State Researchers Create Technology That Converts Cow Manure Into Clean Water

Brandon Baker

2014-05-28

Maude Barlow, The Council of Canadians

Water Cut Offs in Detroit Are a Violation of Human Rights

Maude Barlow

2014-05-16

Youtube / Adam Lindquist

Water Wheel operating in a rain storm (Baltimore, MD) (3 mins)

Jones Falls, Baltimore, Maryland USA

2014-05-01

CNN Money

What is water worth?

Brian Dumaine

2014-04-30

CBC News

Fracking's effect on water not properly monitored, report finds

Margo McDiarmid

Link to AO Info: Oil & Gas News

2014-04-16

Montreal Gazette

Thaw stirs up oil spilled in Lac-Mégantic derailment

Monique Beaudin

- Lac Megantic

2014-04-12

BBC News Asia

China Water contamination affects 2.4m after oil leak

 

2014-02-05

Theguardian.com

Fracking is depleting water supplies in America's driest areas, report shows

Suzanne Goldenberg

Link to AO Info: Oil & Gas News

2014-01-22

EcoWatch / CleanTechnica

12 Days After West Virginia Chemical Spill, Company Admits to Second Chemical

Tina Casey

- West Virginia spill

2014-01-21

West Virginia Public Broadcasting (USA)

Freedom Industries Approved for $4 Million in Credit Following Spill

Associated Press

- West Virginia spill

2014-01-18

Daily Mail Online (UK)

Drowned by EU millions: Thought 'extreme weather' was to blame for the floods? Wrong. The real culprit is the European subsidies that pay UK farmers to destroy the very trees that soak up the storm

George Monbiot

2014-01-10

EcoWatch / Donna Lisenby

300,000 West Virginians Told Not to Drink Water After Coal Chemical Spill, 600+ Sick

Donna Lisenby

- West Virginia spill

2014-01-06

Global News / Associated Press

8 options to keep Asian carp out of Great Lakes: Army Corps report

John Flesher

2014-01-06

Huffington Post

Water Pollution From Drilling Confirmed In At Least 4 States, Casting Doubt On Safety Of Boom

Kevin Begos

2014-01-07

Toronto Star

Canadian lobster and crab fisheries accused of endangering whales

Mitch Potter

2013-12-29

Owen Sound Sun Times

Bulk water law a highlight for Miller in 2013

Denis Langlois

2013-12-24

EcoNews / Earthworks (USA)

Inspector General Finds EPA Justified in Intervening to Protect Drinking Water from Fracking

 

2013-11-27

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper

Confirmed:  Toronto dumped 1-billion litres of sewage after July storm

 

2013-11-27

EcoWatch /

Prescription Drugs Entering the Great Lakes at Alarming Rate

Brian Bienkowski

2013-11-26

WC Native News

(Video) Burning Water

Derrick

- Rosebud River Valley, Alberta (one hour east of Calgary)

2013-11-25

Nature.com

Changes to Canada’s fisheries law alarm biologists

Anne Casselman

- controversial changes to Fisheries Act (2012) take effect removing protections for 80% of endangered freshwater species

2013-11-22

EcoWatch / Alliance for the Great Lakes

Tar Sands Industry Eyes Great Lakes for Cheap Shipping

 

2013-11-22

EcoWatch / Donna Lisenby

First Nations Furious Over Mishandling of Canada’s Largest Coal Slurry Spill

Donna Lisenby

2013-11-15

EcoWatch / Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Powering the Planet: How Do We Balance Energy, Water and Climate?

David L. Chandler

2013-10-30

EcoNews / EcoWatch

New Report Exposes Impacts of Fracking on Water

Water Resource Reporting and Water Footprint from Marcellus Shale Development in West Virginia and Pennsylvania

2013-10-28

Globe and Mail

Asian carp have reproduced in Great Lakes watershed, researchers find

John Flesher

2013-10-22

CTV News

MNR stocking Lake Simcoe to keep fish population sustainable

Heather Wright

- fish stocking is big business

2013-09-11

Observer

Fuel leaked from Sarnia pipeline

Paul Morden

- caused Wallaceburg and Walpole Island to close drinking water intakes

2013-09-11

CBC

Winnipeg’s brown water problem discussed at city hall

 

2013-09-03

CBC

Q essay: Unbottling our water (5mins)

Jian Ghomeshi

2013-08-18

Toronto Star

Rehab has made the Credit River a hot spot for salmon fishing

Robin Levinson

2013-08-14

Global News

Sewage pollution of Toronto’s water among worst in Ontario: study

James Armstrong, Jackson Proskow

2013-08-12

Toronto Star

Toronto's Humber River: A Canadian heritage river worth protecting

Robin Levinson

2013-08-11

Toronto Star

Toronto beaches are ‘world class’ but still avoided by locals

Alex Nino Gheciu

2013-08-05

Toronto Star

Toronto’s Don River:  from trash to natural treasure

Robin Levinson

2013-08-02

EcoWatch / 5 Gyres Institute

5 Gyres Institute Sets Sail to Study Plastic Pollution in Lake Michigan

 

2013-07-19

Telegraph (UK)

Water firms raise fears over shale gas fracking

Emily Gosden

2013-07-11

Toronto Star

Toronto flooding released raw sewage in a sweep to Lake Ontario

Marc Ellison

2013-07-10

Lester Brown

Peak Water:  What Happens When the Wells Go Dry?

 

2013-07-08

Toronto Star

Why Waukesha’s thirst for Great Lakes water is raising alarms on both sides of the border

Mitch Potter

Aquifer depletion

2013-07-03

EcoWatch / Food & Water Watch

Opinion: Will Americans Allow Public Water to be Privatized?

Elizabeth Schuster

2013-07-01

EcoWatch / Clean Technica

Energy Efficient Process Discovered to Turn Seawater into Freshwater

Nathan August

2013-06-14

Owen Sound Sun Times

Low water affecting homeowners

Rob Gowan

Georgian Bay

Meeting scheduled for July 4, 2013

2013-06-13

Portland Daily Sun (USA)

Fryeburg residents protest proposed Nestle Waters contract

Maine, USA

Nestle Waters of North America

Poland Spring

Fryeburg Water Co.

Evergreen Spring

2013-06-05

Common Dreams

UN Warns of World Without Water

Andrea Germanos

2013-05-24

Guardian UK

Global Majority Faces Water Shortages “Within Two Generations”

Fiona Harvey

2013-05-24

CBC - The Current

What a Decade of Low Water Levels has meant for the Great Lakes

Produced by Sarah Harmer

2013-05-03

Bayshore Broadcasting

Harbour Support

Matt Villeneuve

Georgian Bluffs & Owen Sound harbour

2013-04-22

Manlymedia

Troubled Water – full film (52mins)

Paul Manly

Experiences from Nanaimo, BC

2013-04-25

WC Native News

Harper’s water privatization

 

2013-04-24

Ottawa Citizen

Ontario announces experimental lakes research area to remain open this year

 

2013-04-20

Bayshore Broadcasting

Owen Sound closes boat launch over low water levels

 

2013-04-19

Collective Evolution

19-Year-Old Develops Cleanup Array To Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From Oceans

Joe Martino

2013-04-19

Owen Sound Times

Low water shuts down boat launch

Denis Langlois

Georgian Bay, Lake Huron

2013-04-15

Shoreline Beacon

Lakes need rainy summer from hell

Scott Dunn

2013-04-12

National Geographic

New Concerns About Plastic Pollution in Great Lakes’ “Garbage Patch”

Lisa Borre, Water Currents

2013-04-09

EcoWatch

The Fallacy of Cleaning the Gyres of Plastic with a Floating ‘Ocean Cleanup Array’

Stiv Wilson

Ocean plastic pollution

2013-03-23

Reuters

Slideshow:  Polluted waterways

Protect Our Water!  Please …

2013-03-07

Bayshore Broadcasting

Low Levels Impact Chi Cheemaun

Manny Paiva

Georgian Bay

2013-03-04

AWARE Simcoe

Petition:  Protect the Nottawasaga River in the Navigation Protection Act

 

2013-02-21

Guelph Tribune

Wellington Water Watchers back water-taking restrictions

 

2013-02-17

Lfpress.com

Canada’s top water expert rings alarm bell at conference

QMI Agency

2013-02-17

RestoreOurWater.com

Petition:  Restore Our Water

Requesting $200mm fix to install sills in the St. Clair River to reduce outflow from lakes Michigan and Huron.

2013-02-12

SFGate

NASA:  Alarming water loss in Middle East

Michael Casey, AP

2013-02-06

CBC News

Lake Huron, Lake Michigan hit lowest water levels on record

The Associated Press

2013-02-05

Guelph Mercury

City of Guelph will seek to appeal water taking permit issued to local quarry operator

Scott Tracey

James Dick Resources, Guelph

2013-02-05

Associated Press

2 Great Lakes Hit Lowest Water Level on Record

John Flesher

Lakes Huron and Michigan

2013-01-22

Brant News

The science of gravel extraction

Jason Teakle

extraction leaves water vulnerable to pesticides

2013-01-17

CNN

New water lows for Great Lakes could drain local economies

Mike Pearson

2012-12-10

Orangeville.com

Orangeville Banner

Waterways need protection too (editorial)

 

2012-10-25

Nature.com

Futures market: Wall Street’s thirst for water

Frederick Kaufman

2012-08-28

BrantfordExpositor.ca

Simcoe’s drinking water at risk due to nitrate levels

Daniel R. Pearce

2011-06

Canadian Geographic

The purest water in the world?

Fraser Los

Elmvale, ON

2009-08-04

TED Talk / Youtube

Michael Pritchard:  How to make filthy water drinkable

Michael Pritchard

www.lifesaversystems.com

 

2008-06-16

CBC News

Lakes across Canada face being turned into mine dump sites

Terry Milewski

 

 

“Protect our water today – for tomorrow.” AWARE-Ontario

 

 

"Filter your own water, not just to save a buck but to save the future of the earth". Abby Martin (video)

 

 

 

Other Sources of Information:

 

University of Toronto – Munk School of Global Affairs:  The Program on Water Issues (powi.ca)

 

5GYRES (studying plastic pollution in the oceans) (www.5gyres.org)

 

Ecosphere Technologies Inc.  (www.ecospheretech.com)

 

Great Lakes Commons Map (www.greatlakescommonsmap.org)

 

 

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