Water Takings in Ontario: Are We on Course to a Water Crisis in Ontario?
With a growing opposition to water being treated as a commodity, the Province has changed some of the regulations around water taking permits for water bottlers and others, raising the cost of taking water. Some say this doesn’t go far enough and that it doesn’t solve the real issues around water. We need to consider water security, water quality and climate change effects as well as ensuring sufficient water to support environmental needs.
Water issues are complicated and polarize communities. Should we be concerned that there won’t be enough water to support our needs now and into the future?
Join us for what promises to be a lively discussion as our panel of experts educates delegates on water takings in Ontario and explores some of the key issues around water takings, guided by Steve Paikin, of TVO.
Steve Paikin, Moderator/Host
Nelson Switzer, Nestle Waters
Ellen Schwartzel, Environmental Commissioner’s Office
Kim Wheatley, Anishinaabe Cultural Consultant
Eric Hodgins, Region of Waterloo
Rob de Loë, University of Waterloo