16
Nov
2019
Ridgetown Campus of the University of Guelph
120 Main St E
Ridgetown Ontario, ON
Canada

The Clean Water for Living Summit is presented by Sunrise Rotary Club in partnership with the Conservation Authorities of Upper Thames Valley, Lower Thames Valley, St. Clair and Essex Regions

Clean Water is Essential for Life
Our rivers and lakes have suffered from lack of respect and care for many decades. People living around the Great Lakes thought that water supplies were infinite and used dilution to solve pollution issues.
The 2014 shut down of Toledo’s water supply from Lake Erie was a wakeup call. We again realize what the Indigenous peoples of North America have been trying to teach us: clean water is essential for life. As the Great Lakes Region of North America represents 21% of the world's surface fresh water by volume and 84% of North America's surface fresh water, protecting the water of the Great Lakes is important work.

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