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

The disastrous consequences of commodifying 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 the way of the future, we encourage everyone to get involved in keeping their 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 Zoe Magnus, CUPE BC’s Water Watch coordinator: waterwatch@cupe.bc.ca  or follow on Twitter @CUPEWaterWatch.

March 21, 2014

New legislation, continued action mark World Water Day 2014

March 22 is World Water Day – and in B.C. the major event has been the introduction of the long-awaited Water Sustainability Act in the B.C. legislature on March 11. The draft legislation makes improvements, but key priorities for CUPE BC and others are missing, including enshrining a Public Trust Doctrine to ensure the protection of water as a human right for future generations and mechanisms for broader public participation in decisions on our water resources. Debate on the legislation has yet ...

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