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Water Policies – Reducing our Water Footprint

June 15, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Water is life. Though ubiquitous in most of Canada, fresh water is a precious resource under perpetual strain. The drought in the west has already impacted beef prices by driving Texas ranchers out of business, and now threatens the California Central Valley – a central food producing region for North America. It’s not just food, but everything we consume requires water in its production. A smart phone will use as much as 240 gallons of water in production.


Although water consumption has declined over the last decade, Canadians still consume just under 300 litres per day.  What kind of policies will we need to curb water consumption? How do we ensure the availability of fresh, clean water for generations to come? Are we prepared to export water to drought stricken areas?


Join us June 15th for a discussion about Our Water Footprint with international environmental journalist Stephen Leahy and Lawson Oates, Director of Business Operations Management at Toronto Water.  We’ll be meeting at the Wind Up Bird Cafe (382 College St).

Please RSVP using our Eventbrite page. Doors open 7:00, discussion starts at 7:30.  Feel free to come early to try some of the Wind Up Bird’s award winning culinary creations.  They will be ready to serve by 6:30pm.





June 15, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wind Up Bird
382 College Street
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S7 Canada
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