The Council of Canadians is a leader in fights to protect Canada’s freshwater sources. Our campaign work focuses on recognizing water as part of a shared commons. Water is a human right and as such, must be protected from privatization, pollution and bulk exports. We are campaigning to protect the Great Lakes from pollution, misuse and government neglect. We are working to stop fracking, a natural gas extraction process that uses and pollutes massive volumes of water, and eliminate Schedule 2, a legal loophole that allows mining companies to dump their toxic waste in lakes and rivers. We encourage community empowerment and involvement through our “Blue Communities Project.” In Canada, there is no national strategy to address urgent water issues and no federal leadership to conserve and protect our water. We are campaigning for a National Water Policy that will safeguard communities' water. Water is vital to people’s health and livelihoods. Join us in taking action to protect water!