Belleville: Join Maude Barlow for a discussion of Canada's water crisis

Monday, October 3, 2016 - 18:30

Join Maude Barlow, best-selling author and activist, for a discussion of Canada’s water crisis.

Maude BarlowMonday, October 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Eastminster United Church, Lower auditorium, 432 Bridge Street East
$12 per ticket

Seating is limited. Reserve your tickets ($12) by emailing the Quinte branch of the United Nations Association in Canada at unac.quintebranch@gmail.com

The event is presented in partnership with the Council of Canadians Quinte and the Belleville University Women’s Club.

We are complacent. We bask in the idea that Canada holds 20% of the world’s fresh water — water crises face other countries, but not ours. We could not be more wrong. In Boiling Point, bestselling author and activist Maude Barlow lays bare the issues facing Canada’s water reserves, including long-outdated water laws, unmapped and unprotected groundwater reserves, agricultural pollution, industrial-waste dumping, boil-water advisories, and the effects of deforestation and climate change.

This will be the defining issue of the coming decade, and most of us have no idea that it is on our very own doorstep.

Barlow is one of the world’s foremost water activists and she has been on the front lines of the world’s water crises for the past 20 years. She has seen first-hand the scale of the water problems facing much of the world, but also many of the solutions that are being applied. In Boiling Point, she brings this wealth of experience and expertise home to craft a compelling blueprint for Canada’s water security.