The Guelph Chapter of the Council of Canadians invites you to hear world-renowned water warrior and Honorary Chair of the Council of Canadians Maude Barlow speak about the local, provincial, national and global threats to water and how they are all connected.
“It is largely believed that the wells in the Guelph area will never run dry,” said Guelph Chapter Chair Ron East. “Even if we believe that the water quantity is not threatened, the disturbing fact is, given the increasing demands put upon the aquifer, the quality of water necessary for drinking and sustaining life could easily be at risk.”
This spring, Council of Canadians Guelph chapter members teamed up with a concerned citizens group in Guelph Eramosa Township to fight a proposed floating glass plant that required a minimum of 560 million litres of water each year from the aquifer for its production process. Wellington Water Watchers, a local water advocacy organization, provided advice and organizing help to the fledgling citizen group. And we won! The township council upheld its bylaws and the company chose not to appeal the decision.
Maude will speak about the spreading crisis of water shortages and we can all play our part in ensuring that we conserve and protect our water.
The event is free, but donations are welcome.
Seating is limited for this public event – be sure to pre-register for your spot today!
When: Wednesday, September 12 at 7 p.m.
Where: the Italian Canadian Club, 135 Ferguson St, Guelph (Map)
Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you need additional information.
The Guelph chapter would like to acknowledge Get Concerned, Wellington Water Watchers and the Council of Canadians for working collaboratively to put this event together.