March 22 is
World Water Day
Take action for water in your community
There are few things more important than clean, safe water. But polluting industries, weak government policies, and water privatization are putting this precious resource at risk.
This World Water Day, we are asking everyone to take action to protect water – for today, for tomorrow, forever.
Here’s what you can do right now…
Drinking water for First Nations
Today, there are still 36 long-term drinking water advisories on First Nations reserves. Some communities have lived under advisories for more than 25 years. Canada’s Parliamentary Budget Officer reported recently that the federal budget is short $138 million dollars each year for the funds it would take to maintain and operate drinking water systems on reserves.
Turn your community blue to protect public water
There are now 86 Blue Communities around the world, and activists are working on eleven more! Your municipality can also go Blue by taking three actions: supporting publicly owned and operated water services; recognizing the human right to water; and phasing out the sale of bottled water in municipal facilities.
Email Mark Calzavara to connect to our Blue Communities network!
Become a Public Water Champion: Stop Big Water
In the last few months, more than 27,500 people have become Public Water Champions. Together, we’re saying no to Big Water – billion-dollar hedge funds, multinational corporations, and their armies of paid lobbyists – who want to own our water just so they can sell it back to us for a profit.
The most powerful protection from Big Water is an informed and organized network of Public Water Champions. Become a Public Water Champion by pledging to not buy bottled water and to join the fight to protect public water.