Water everywhere but not a drop for many First Nations

Canada has seven percent of the world’s renewable fresh water. Seven percent. Only the Russian Federation and Brazil (despite the extensive long-term drought around the country’s capital, Sao Paolo) beat out Canada in freshwater access. But like Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “Mariner,” water may be everywhere but for thousands there is not a drop to drink –…

The dirty business of greywater

One of simplest answers to reducing water consumption is the use of greywater for landscape irrigation, flushing toilets and other non-potable needs. According to the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), over half of our indoor water use can be considered greywater. It’s what households and commercial buildings generate from sinks, baths and showers, washing machines…