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The Water Brothers share some tips for Canada Water Week

By Alex Mifflin For the past year and a half, my brother Tyler and I have been travelling the world exploring incredible water-related environmental stories. Whenever we return home our friends and family all want to know how they can make a positive difference in their daily lives. So, here are three questions you can […]

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What’s your water footprint? (VIDEO)

By Eric Mysak Follow Herman and his loyal friend, Larry the fish, in this new WWF video as they navigate the journey towards discovering their water footprint.  Both Larry and Herman are dedicated to protecting the environment and reducing their water footprint in their home with innovative and admirable stewardship practices.  So it comes as quite […]

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Grassroots Water Monitoring – the Impact of Community

The ad read: “Tour some of the most special areas on the lake by pontoon boat. Travel to the south end, and gain a new perspective of the lake while viewing various waterfowl, wildlife and other species that rely on Lake Windermere. Participants will learn how water quality is monitored on the lake and factors […]

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World Plumbing Day

Guest Blog by Ralph Suppa. Ever since the first sewers were built in Iraq in 5000 BC, the first sanitary systems were constructed in India around 2500 BC and much later when the Romans built their famous aqueducts, plumbing has had a remarkably enabling and ennobling effect on human endeavour and progress. When the Romans […]

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The Spirit of a Frozen Lake

As Allan Casey writes in his Governor General’s Award winning book, Lakeland, lakes hold a special place in the lives and emotions of Canadians. Often when we reflect on our experiences on and around lakes, we conjure up a mental image of a crystal clear blue lake amongst a rocky shoreline or tall pine forest. […]

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Water footprint: The hidden dimension of our water use and why it matters to ecosystems and economies

By Eric Mysak Think about the amount of water that you use. What probably comes to mind are household activities such as showering, drinking water, or flushing the toilet. But what about the amount of water that goes into the production of the goods and services we buy and consume? Everything from food and clothes to […]

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So much activity in the lead up to Canada Water Week 2012

As we’ve been preparing for this year’s Canada Water Week, I have come to be increasingly aware of water’s impact on nearly everything around me. Not only is water essential to our very lives, but nearly every item we touch, eat or use requires water for its own existence. “Discover Your Water Footprint,” the theme […]

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Clean Homes, Clean Air, Clean Water

What do you use to keep your counters clean, your floors shining or your windows smudge-free? So many of our cleaning products end up down the drain and thus directly into our water supplies. One of the top-10 ways to ensure your home is healthy and eco-friendly, shared this past weekend at Barrie’s Ecofest by […]

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One degree of separation

It has been a weekend of eco-solutions on the shores of Lake Simcoe.  In it’s second year, Barrie’s EcoFest brought together the best in healthy, sustainable living.  I was spent my weekend at the festivals EcoGreen Build stage.  From grey water systems to eco-design tips, the stage was full of the regions brightest in sustainable […]

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Posted in: Central Canada, Climate Change, Economy and Innovation, Human Health, Policy and Politics, Water Energy Nexus
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Book Review: THE BIG THIRST

If you have any doubts that the world is facing a dire – and worsening – water crisis, Charles Fishman will eliminate them.  Fishman, writer for Fast Company and author of The Wal-Mart Effect, turns his attention to the state of global water in The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water. […]

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