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  1. AMCTO - Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  2. Blue Gold
    The battle against corporate theft of the world's water

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
    International tensions around water are rising in many of the world's most volatile regions.This book exposes the enormity of the problem, the dangers of the proposed solution and the alternative, which is to recognize access to water as a fundamental human right, not dependent on ability to pay.
  3. Blue Gold: World Water Wars
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2008
    A documentary, based on the book Blue Gold, by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke, which examines environmental and political implications of the planet's dwindling water supply, and posits that wars in the future will be fought over water. The film also highlights some success stories of water activists around the world and makes a strong case for community action.
  4. Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation Inc. (CALA)
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  5. Chemicals in your water: A little is too much
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1984
    There is reason to be concerned about the increasing amounts of chemicals in our water.
  6. Connexions Digest
    Issue 50 - December 1989 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1989
  7. Contaminated Meat, Contaminated Water: From Walkerton to Listeria
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    The current listeria outbreak has the feel of deja vu all over again. Once again, we are hearing about companies and industry associations lobbying for fewer inspections and less 'interference', and about a compliant right-wing government only too eager to give them what they want.
  8. Contamination: The Poisonous Legacy of Ontario's Environmental Cutbacks
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2000
    The story of Ontario's right-wing Harris government, which gutted health and environmental protection polices, leading to the Walkerton water disaster.
  9. Drinking Water Conference Takes Centre Stage in Ottawa, May 5-8
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Ontario water industry professionals meet in Ottawa, May 5-8
  10. Dying for Growth
    Global Inequality and the Health of the Poor

    Resource Type: Book
  11. Emmanuel International Canada
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
    Emmanuel International Canada is one of seven affiliates of Emmanuel Relief and Rehabilitation International. EICanada's programs aim to build the self-reliance and dignity of those involved in developing world.
    Emmanuel International Canada is currently operating in Brazil, Haiti, Malawi, the Philippines, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.
  12. EnvironmentSources.com
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2017
    Web portal with information about environmental issues and resources, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make it possible to find additional resources and information.
  13. Feds waited 15 years to act on tainted tap water in Grassy Narrows daycare
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Feds waited 15 years to act on tainted tap water in Grassy Narrows. Daycare water had possible carcinogens above limit in 1999: Health Canada data. Chief Fobister calls on all candidates to make clean water commitments.
  14. Fracking kills newborn babies - polluted water likely cause
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    A new study in Pennsylvania, USA shows that fracking is strongly related to increased mortality in young babies. The effect is most pronounced in counties with many drinking water wells indicating that contamination by 'produced water' from fracking is a likely cause. Radioactive pollution with uranium, thorium and radium is a 'plausible explanation' for the excess deaths.
  15. Gaza: water crisis grows as Israel targets essential infrastructure
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Israel's war on Gaza has seen the systematic and widespread destruction of civilian infrastructure essential for human survival. This represents an apparently deliberate 'cutting off of life support' to those that survive the bombardment now under way.
  16. Grassy Narrows declares state of emergency over unsafe drinking water
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Grassy Narrows declares state of emergency over unsafe drinking water. Turbidity exceeded limit by 120x, uranium and possible carcinogens found in samples.
  17. HTO
    Toronto's Water from Lake Iroquois to Lost Rivers to Low-flow Toilets

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2008
    A collection of essays on Toronto's water and watershed, ranging from burying streams to storm sewers and rainwater harvesting.
  18. Nestlé: Malevolent Corporation Capitalizes on Global Water Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Demand for water is outstripping supply at an accelerating rate. Nestlé’s goal is to shift government policy away from providing public municipal water supplies to people, and toward a dependency on bottled water to provide basic drinking water.
  19. Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  20. 150 years of dirty water
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1984
    Toronto's water has been polluted pretty much since the city was founded - but that doesn't mean we should put up with it.
  21. Ontario Water Works Association
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  22. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 12, 2015
    SYRIZA

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2015
    This week we're featuring the 40-point program which SYRIZA, the Greek coalition of the radical left, put forward to win the Greek election. Oliver Tickell writes about the mass media's latest campaign of pro-war propaganda, this time revolving around supposed "Russian aggression" in Ukraine, while Paul Edwards looks at another form of war propaganda, Clint Eastwood's 'American Sniper'. The Topic of the Week is Water Rights. Related items include the film "Blue Gold: World Water Wars," the featured website International Rivers, and articles on water-related struggles, past and present, including articles on the Walkerton water disaster and the Cochabamba water war.
  23. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter June 26, 2017
    Public Safety

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2017
    The June 26, 2017 issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter is about public safety.
  24. Professional Engineers Ontario
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  25. Retired GM worker speaks on three years of the Flint water crisis
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    Published: 2017
    The poisoning of the city of Flint continues three long years after the decision was made by politicians and financial speculators to switch city residents to Flint River water. As the world now knows, the corrosive Flint River water leached lead from the antiquated piping system into the homes of residents. Lead is a deadly neurotoxin. Because next to nothing has yet been done to fix the city’s infrastructure, even after the switch back to Detroit water, there is no safe water supply for thousands of residents.
  26. Safe Drinking Water
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    Drinking water specialists from across the province gather at Caesars Windsor, May 2 -5, for the Joint Annaual Conference & Trade Show of the Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA) and the Ontario Municipal Water Association (OMWA).
  27. "Superman Is Not Coming": Erin Brockovich on the Future of Water
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    Published: 2017
    Come take a ride on America's toxic water slide: First stop: Flint, Michigan, where two years later, people are still contending with lead-laced water, which was finally detected by the EPA in February 2015 with the help of resident Lee Anne Walters. Next stop: California, where hundreds of wells have been contaminated with 1,2,3-TCP, a Big Oil-manufactured chemical present in pesticides.
  28. Walkerton Tragedy
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Brief overview of the Walkerton water contamination incident.
  29. When Water is a Commodity Instead of a Human Right
    The Agony of Detroit

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The shutoff of water to thousands of Detroit residents, the proposed privatization of the water system and the diversion of the system’s revenue to banks are possible because the most basic human requirement, water, is becoming nothing more than a commodity.

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