Manitoba opposed the Devils Lake diversion that will move water from North Dakota into the Red River and Lake Winnipeg. This water was never intended to flow north, yet the state of North Dakota went ahead with its plans—and refused to refer the matter to the International Joint Commission, the body that looks at trans-border water disputes.
The Great Lakes are threatened with diversion, thanks to the Great Lakes Annex agreement—a planning process that our federal government chose not to join.
Pollution turns clear, clean water into a toxic mess that is not fit for humans, animals, fish and birds. The only ones who benefit from pollution are corporations: they get filthy rich while the planet’s water just gets filthy.
All around the world, people are fighting to protect water from dam projects, from pollution, and from buy-outs by corporations.
Aboriginal groups in Canada say that our great rivers are the veins of Mother Earth. And the water in those rivers are the lifeblood of the planet.
The following resources on a healthy environment can help you protect public water from diversion, pollution and corporate exploitation.
- Sucking the Great Lakes Dry
- The Great Lakes Annex Agreements: Still Leaking!
- Devils Lake Update
- The Soft Path for Water in a Nutshell Guide
- No One Can Say We Were Not Warned