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Slow the Flow

Help your students understand where their water comes from and how to conserve it.

High School students testing water samples on Water Ecology Day

Water is our planet’s most essential and most limited resource. The same water you see in your glass has been moving through the water cycle for billions of years. Here in Canada, we are lucky to be home to 9% of the Earth’s available freshwater. Yet some communities in Canada and around the world do not have access to clean drinking water, and many of us experience the impact of water pollution in our rivers and lakes.

How can we learn to appreciate and protect our freshwater? A great place to start is to understand where our water comes from and learn ways to conserve water and prevent pollution. The following resources offer you a way to engage your students in understanding local drinking water sources, water conservation tips, and ways to protect our freshwater.

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