My chapter, Murky Waters: When Governments Turn Water Management into a Business, in the new book Corporatizing Canada looks at how governments are changing to operate like corporations in water management and how this can threaten people’s ability to access clean, safe and affordable water.
The website “Random Acts of Green” recently highlighted how one community in North America is saying goodbye to plastics.
Bayfield, Ontario, a small community that sits at the edge of Lake Huron in Ontario, has been an environmental leader in many ways. Most recently, it has done a lot of work locally to raise awareness about the environmental impacts of plastic and has become the first place in...
B.C. is not alone in experiencing droughts and other extreme weather events, all of which are worsening with climate change. Extractivist projects like Nestlé’s and other bottled water takings, fracking, tar sands development, mining and other resource projects threaten clean water sources, further fuel climate crises and violate Indigenous rights.
The summer is a time to swim, paddle and enjoy the marvelous lakes and rivers. As a new resident to the area, I feel so fortunate to swim in places like the Gatineau River or Meech Lake so close to home. These clean waterways are a beautiful reminder of how important it is to protect water for our and future generations.
Two years ago today Nestlé’s Aberfoyle permit expired. Yet the multi-billion dollar water corporation continues to pump up to 3.6 million litres a day from the Aberfoyle well. Since the permit expired on July 31, 2016, Nestlé has pumped an estimated 1.4 billion litres of water and counting.