The Drinking Water Primer

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PublishedJune 12, 2002

Canada is home to a large portion of the Earth’s fresh water supply — about 15% of it is found here. Of all the fresh water that ends up in the world’s oceans, 9% of it comes from Canada. In fact, fresh water lakes and rivers cover nearly 8% of the whole country.

Canada has been described as one of the most water-rich nations in the world. In absolute terms,we have as much water as each of China, Indonesia, and the United States.When the amount of water is measured per person, however, we have considerably more than these other countries.

The focus of this primer is to foster improved understanding on the vital subject of ensuring clean and safe water.