Why Can’t We Get Clean Water to First Nations Communities? – U Of Guelph

March 22, 2017

Turn on the tap, and what happens? For most of us in Canada, out comes clean water.

But in some places in this country, it’s not that simple, says Sheri Longboat. Out of Canada’s roughly 600 First Nations communities, about one in five are under drinking water advisories, including about 70 communities living under long-term warnings.

Helping to address what has been called a made-in-Canada water crisis is Longboat’s goal as a professor in the University of Guelph’s School of Environmental Design and Rural Development.

“Our drinking water and waste water systems in First Nations communities are substandard,” says Longboat, who is a band member of the Six Nations of the Grand River.

Read More: http://news.uoguelph.ca/2017/03/cant-get-clean-water-first-nations-communities/

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