March 22 is World Water Day
Take action for water in your community
There are few things more important than clean, safe water. But damaging and polluting industries, the lack of strong federal government protections, and water privatization efforts are putting many water sources at risk.
Did you know?
There are many people who live without access to safe drinking water.
To date, there are 110 drinking water advisories in First Nations communities. There are routinely more than 100 water advisories in effect at any given time – some communities have lived under advisories for nearly 20 years.
In 2015, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to eliminate all long-term drinking water advisories on First Nations reserves by March of 2021. As his deadline expires, it is clear that he has failed due to a lack of effort and commitment.
What's happened since...
In 2015, there were drinking water advisories in 126 First Nation communities. There are still advisories in 39 First Nation communities.
The Liberal Government has blamed the COVID-19 pandemic for breaking their promise but even in 2017, it was clear that Federal efforts would fall short. A Parliamentary Budget Officer report then indicating that the Liberals would miss their 2021 deadline because the government planned to spend as much as 46 per cent less than what was required.
You can help.
This World Water Day, take action for water in your community!
Send an Email
Write a letter to the Trudeau government calling for water justice in Indigenous communities by ending drinking water advisories once and for all.
Reject a massive water bottler and boycott Nestlé — Pledge to Protect Water.
Make your city or town a “Blue Community" by passing resolutions that promote public water and wastewater services, ban bottled water in municipal facilities and at municipal events, and affirms the human rights to water and sanitation.
Write or design a message to send to the Prime Minister on a printable Water Drop.
Spread the Word