CFUW views water as a non-renewable public resource and has called on the government to address a wide range of water-related issues, including:
- Protecting drinking water quality;
- Preventing large scale water exports and water privatization;
- Promoting conservation of groundwater and surface water;
- Mitigating pollution that affects fish and habitats, sustainable marine development, effective sewage treatment; and
- Protect Canada’s water sovereignty in international trade agreements.
See some of our actions:
- Letter to Great Lakes Executive Committee re: GLWQA 2012
- Brief to Subcommittee on Bill C-38 opposing changes to the Fisheries Act.
- Letter to Jim Flaherty opposing changes to the Fisheries Act in the2012 Budget Implement Bill C-38
- Letter to His Excellency Ambassador Guillermo E. Rishchynski, permanent representative of the Canadian mission to the United Nations re: Human Right to Water and Sanitation at the UNCSD – March 2012
- Letter to Jim Prentice on Bulk Water Exports, February 2009
- Comments sent by CFUW and Ontario Council on the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, Sept.2011
- Letter to John Baird on Great Lakes Water Quality, May 2007