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TVOKids celebrates Canada Water Week and teaches kids about the importance of water

By Kara Harun, Host, TVOKids’ The Space When I hear the word ‘water’ the first thing I think of is swimming. But, water really is everywhere. The reason I’m thinking about water is because Canada Water Week (which takes place March 18 – 24) is here! It’s a whole week dedicated to exploring the different […]

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Happy Canada Water Week!

By Megan Lorius Canada Water Week (the third week in March) is always exciting for those of us lucky enough to work on the planning, outreach and communications. This year we’ve worked hard to deliver a theme that’s close to so many Canadians — who doesn’t love a lake or river? Is there anyone who […]

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Are your favourite water-ways protected?

On Monday October 29th, the Canadian Freshwater Alliance hosted an online webinar to discuss the impacts of the Omnibus Budget Bill C45 on the Navigable Waters Protection Act – which would be renamed “the Navigation Protection Act”. Watch the recording of the presentations made by Will Amos of EcoJustice and Jessica Clog of West Coast […]

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Living Waters Rally in Word Clouds

Word clouds offer a tremendous opportunity to show trends in group brainstorming or round-table conversations… Here are some of the word clouds summarizing many of our collective thoughts and feedback from the 2012 Living Waters Rally. Challenges Solutions & Opportunities Common Goals What does success look like? Where do we go from here? Evaluation Comments […]

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Protected: Living Waters Rally Report and Notes

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Living Waters Rally 2012

I likely should have written down my reflections on last weekends Living Waters Rally before reading all the feedback of the delegates – as I did this morning. In hindsight, the weeks break to decompress, to evaluate in my head and then to reflect on the first round of feedback from the attendee’s has given […]

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Save water and money – all while looking good!

When I set off on my personal project of conducting a WaterSense bathroom make-over, I was determined to show that eco could also be chic and affordable.  Afterall, I’d like to think I have a little decorating standard, given the volume of HGTV shows that I watch.  I also work a non-profit job and am […]

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Why Guelph rocked Canada Water Week

Last night, on behalf of the Canada Water Week co-organizers, I presented the Mayor of Guelph, Karen Farbridge, with the first ever Canada Water Week Award of Recognition for Guelph’s outstanding efforts in support of Canada Water Week. The award, which will now be given every year at the end of Canada Water Week, recognizes […]

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Guest blog: Alex MacDonald, Nature Canada – Water Footprint of the Metal Mining Industry

This 2nd annual Canada Water Week, we are asked to discover our respective water footprints. At the outset it seems pretty straightforward, right? But as you have no doubt learned by perusing the CWW interactive infographic, the true water footprint of many of the foods we consume and products we buy is hidden – and […]

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The Sacred Headwaters: The Fight to Save the Stikine, Skeena, and Nass

By Stacy Bradshaw, Water Canada’s web managing editor Water Canada recently spoke with Canadian anthropologist, best-selling author, and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Wade Davis, about his new book, The Sacred Headwaters: The Fight to Save the Stikine, Skeena, and Nass. The book is a collection of photographs of the Sacred Headwaters, a valley that lies in a rugged […]

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