CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION

How might we create awareness for western Canadians that freshwater could become a limited resource in the near future?

Jemma Marycz

Climate change is a growing problem around the world and major impacts are becoming more evident than ever. Humans play a major role in this phenomenon due to the production of waste and overuse of resources. Water is one of the main resources humans need for survival and many take it for granted. Access to clean freshwater is a topic that many Canadians may not see as a major problem, but we rely on water for agricultural, industrial, household, recreational and environmental activities. 

Addressing the issues of climate change through the freshwater crisis in Western Canada means dealing with the human factors that affect environmental factors. There are a variety of processes that justify human impact on the environment that also affect access to clean freshwater. This resource is not limited now, but it does not mean we are safe from a potential water crisis in the near future.