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Water Watch

Communities throughout B.C. and across Canada are facing pressure to privatize their water and wastewater systems.

The disastrous consequences of commercializing water and handing control of such vital resources to corporations to run for a profit is well-documented – from rising prices, declining water quality, limitations on conservation to outright denial of water to those who cannot afford to pay.

In a world where increasing freshwater shortages are a growing reality, it's in all our interests to get involved in keeping our water and wastewater services clean, green, affordable and in public hands.  

You can do this by organizing a Water Watch group in your community or joining one of the existing groups and/or campaigns in the province. See below:

For more information, please contact Kathryn Sutton, CUPE BC’s Water Watch coordinator: waterwatch@cupe.bc.ca  or follow on Twitter @CUPEWaterWatch.

December 2, 2015

Council of Canadians weekend forums on BC’s New Water Sustainability Act

This weekend, the Council of Canadians is sponsoring free events in Kelowna and Kamloops focused on the new Water Sustainability Act.  The Council will present a report that examines what has changed in the Act with particular focus on some of the concerns raised by the new legislation. Join the Council of Canadians National Water Campaigner, Emma Lui, to learn more and to find out what you need to know in order to engage with the new Act. How will Nestle's bottled water and corporate water ...

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