World Rivers Day!

world rivers day
Posted: September 24, 2017
Category: Water
Tags: day, flood, rainfall, rivers, water, world

On September 24, 2017 we celebrate World Rivers Day, a day intended to highlight the value of rivers and encourage improved stewardship of rivers around the world. Based on the success of BC Rivers Day, which has been celebrated since 1980, the United Nations, in conjunction with the Water for Life Decade, established World Rivers […]

United Nations & Water

UN-water
Posted: September 11, 2017
Category: Water
Tags: freshwater, monitoring, nations, projects, reporting, united, water

On May 30 of this year, UN Environment launched a new freshwater strategy under the auspices of UN-Water. Realizing the central role the freshwater ecosystem plays in the health of economies and societies worldwide and how crucial it is to tackle threats to the world’s freshwater resources, a new Freshwater Strategy 2017 – 2021 was […]

Randle Reef – Lake Ontario

randle reef
Posted: August 15, 2017
Category: Water
Tags: burlington, canada, contamination, hamilton, ontario, randle, reef

Randle Reef, located at the western end of Lake Ontario, is the most contaminated site within the Canadian side of the Great Lakes.  It is a 12 hectare area located in the southwest corner of the area known as ‘Hamilton Harbour’ or ‘Burlington Bay’ and is surrounded by many heavy industries.  Over the years, coal […]

The Ocean Cleanup

the-ocean-cleanup
Posted: July 11, 2017
Category: Water
Tags: cleanup, ocean, plastic, waste, water

An important issue that has been receiving more and more attention lately is the problem known as “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch”, a collection of discarded plastic which the ocean currents have concentrated in one area.  Some estimates place the size of this patch as twice the size of the state of Texas!  While a […]

Great Barrier Reef – Is it Doomed?

Posted: June 9, 2017
Category: Water
Tags: barrier, bleaching, coral, great, reef, underwater

Great Barrier Reef – Is it Doomed? The answer to that question depends on who you are listening to, but the fact cannot be denied that the Great Barrier Reef is in serious trouble.   The coral comprising the reef is experiencing bleaching for the second consecutive year.  In the northern region of the reef, where […]

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