Archive for Water Quality

Water Action Decade Event

The International Decade for Action, ‘Water for Sustainable Development’, commenced on World Water Day, 22 March 2018, and aims to accelerate efforts towards meeting water-related challenges, including limited access to safe water and sanitation, increasing pressure on water resources and ecosystems, and an exacerbated risk of droughts and floods. This session will include presentations from UN-DESA, UNU and other members of the UN-Water Task Force on Decade Implementation, and bring participants up to speed on the current state of the Decade implementation and how to get involved.

Join Our Omand’s Creek Cleanup Sept 8th & Win Jets Tix!

Omand’s Creek Cleanup near St. Matthews Ave. – Saturday, September 8, 2018 @ 11:00 a.m.

Come join True North Sports and Entertainment and help us make a difference for our community by taking part in our final cleanup of 2018.  We’ll be meeting in the southwest corner of the Home Deport parking lot at 727 Empress Street to clean up along Omand’s Creek. Come, get your green on…AND be entered to win 2 tix to the Jet’s Go Green game vs. the Boston Bruins!

Remember – what you do DOES make a difference!  See you there!

Please contact Candi Bezte at the Manitoba Eco-Network Water Program to register or for additional information (water@mbeconetwork.org / 204-947-6511).

Sewage S.O.S. Aging wastewater infrastructure is putting our lakes at risk

Check out this fantastic series of articles from the Lake Winnipeg Foundation – April 9, 2018

Out of sight, beneath the ground and behind the walls of industrial plants, a national crisis is growing.

Water and wastewater systems make up approximately 30 percent of Canada’s municipal infrastructure – and, across the nation, these systems are in serious trouble: crumbling due to age, chronically underfunded and increasingly inefficient.

Join Us for the Great Manitoba Shoreline Cleanup!

Gr8 MB Shoreline Cleanup Poster 2

If you are already leading a cleanup this summer – please jump onboard with the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup to learn how to turn your cleanup into a citizen science program as well – we’d love to help you!

If you would like to join us – there are currently cleanup events occurring on the Seine River on June 3rd, June 5th in Whittier Park, between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. and A Manitoba Environmental Youth Network-led event on June 6th, between 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on the Assiniboine River near the Donald Street Bridge – check here for additional info.

If you have a site to recommend for cleaning, please let us know. Email or call Candi at water@mbeconetwork.org / 204-947-6511 – we’d love to hear from you!