User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-Independent
Category: Resource Management :: Wells
Last updated: Sep 20 2018 02:02 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Hey, Ford! Wellington county's water is not a commodity, it's a human right 19.9.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Doreen Nicoll Wellington Water Watchers (WWW) has a number of campaigns underway, including their most widely recognized campaign Say No To Nestlé! encouraging the provincial government to phase out bottled water extraction over the next 10 years. Wellington Water Watchers acknowledge that water is a basic human right. Their campaign, Water for Life, Not Profit, focused on Nestlé's Aberfoyle plant which has pumped more than 1.1 billion liters of water since its permit expired 24 months ago. This is only one of two permits Nestlé has in the area. Erin's permit expired almost a year ago but Nestlé continues bottling water from that well too. Together, these two permits allow Nestlé to draw up to 4.7 million litres of water daily from Wellington county's aquifer -- the same aquifer residents depend on for all of their water needs. Nestlé purchased a third well in Elora after outbidding the local community of Centre Wellington. A moratorium currently prevents Nestlé from pumping water from this well. And, ...
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Amidst a rising sea-level crisis, staying resilient in New Orleans 18.9.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Five lessons from the Big Easy.
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What will it take to end plastic pollution? 11.9.2018 GreenBiz.com
Collaboration. Innovation. Persistence. But, mostly, patience.
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Why 2020 is such an urgent milestone for the planet 11.9.2018 GreenBiz.com
There’s a direct connection between healthy forests and grasslands, and climate change.
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The new (life)style: how S'well reusable bottles are proving sustainability can be stylish 7.9.2018 GreenBiz.com
For the fastest woman-owned company in the US, designing a versatile green product meant being flexible.
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Why are positive climate feedbacks so negative? 6.9.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The "Hothouse Earth" report caught the public's attention. But the coverage doesn't tell the full story.
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What the drought warnings across Canada are telling us 30.8.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Emma Lui As more than 500 forest fires burn across B.C., the drought conditions across the province are also worsening.  On Monday, CBC reported , "Nearly one-quarter of B.C.'s regions are now at the highest drought rating, with no significant rain in the forecast." B.C. is not alone in experiencing droughts and other extreme weather events, all of which are worsening with climate change. Many regions across provinces and territories, which are on the traditional territories of Indigenous peoples, have issued drought warnings. There were 120 forest fires burning in northern Ontario earlier this month, which have now decreased to 26 fires.    These extreme weather patterns seriously threaten clean drinking water sources, watersheds as well as our food security. Despite drought, forest fires and extreme weather events, most governments continue to promote an economic system that puts unlimited growth above water, our climate and the vital needs of people and the planet.  Governments must take immediate ...
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Northeastern states map the challenges of electrification 30.8.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The region is accelarating towards clean power to meet its climate goals.
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Nestlé still pumping after Ontario water permit expired two years ago 10.8.2018 FIFA.com - 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ - News
Emma Lui Two years ago Nestlé's Aberfoyle permit expired. Yet the multi-billion-dollar water corporation continues to pump up to 3.6 million litres a day from the Aberfoyle well. Since the permit expired on July 31, 2016, Nestlé has pumped an estimated 1.4 billion litres of water and counting (see our counter for the latest number here ). Nestlé's permit for the Erin well expired nearly a year ago on August 31, 2017 but Nestlé also continues to pump up to 1.1 million litres each day. The current legislation allows companies like Nestle to continue to pump water on expired permits if they submit their application before the permit expires. But this problematic legislation allows pumping of groundwater to continue without community input, without the free prior and informed consent of First Nations like Six Nations of the Grand River and without consideration of the impacts on climate change and adequate data on water availability and future demands. Nestlé purchased a third well, the Middlebrook well, in ...
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Holds water: Harvesting rain could help Caribbean countries after hurricanes 10.8.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
A new model of this ancient technology could improve communities’ access to fresh water both after storms and day-to-day.
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Is vertical farming the future for agriculture or a distraction from other climate problems? 10.8.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Vertical farming promises a more equitable, resilient food system. But is it just a trend that perpetuates our current problems?
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A call to action to clean-economy entrepreneurs 25.7.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Can 1,000 or more innovators and startups persuade governments to step up the pace of climate action?
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GET Concerned water protection campaign was victorious 19.7.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Doreen Nicoll Last week I asked you to GET to know Wellington Water Watchers (WWW). To refresh your memory WWW has been asking the provincial government to place a permanent moratorium on water extraction by Nestlé throughout Wellington county and to phase out the bottled water industry in Ontario within 10 years. Their most recent campaign, the Guelph-Eramosa Township (GET) Concerned, went into action to protect the township's source groundwater from additional extraction by the Xinyi Glass. Monday night in a four to one vote Guelph-Eramosa Council upheld the existing bylaw that effectively refutes Xinyi Glass' application to build a facility outside Guelph. Council, which initially favoured the project, supported the zoning bylaw definition of "dry use" and stated the extraction of 1.56 million litres of water per day did not meet that definition. Councillor Mark Bouwmeester, the lone dissenting vote, asked those in attendance to consider how Xinyi Glass was going to feel after the company had done ...
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Disrupting corporate food procurement, as usual 9.7.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The best of live interviews from GreenBiz events. This episode: Helene York, global director of Google's foodservice, on global, tech-enabled sustainable food procurement.
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Celebrating our energy independence 4.7.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Imports of foreign oil are at their lowest levels since 1967. But there's a dirty secret underneath those numbers.
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A better approach to economic development for indigenous communities 23.6.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
This new model can holistically measure the health and wealth of communities — and that's critical for First Nation communities.
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Here's how Paris is building the eco-community of the future 20.6.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The Clichy-Batignolles eco-district aims to set a new standard in sustainable urban design.
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South African fossils rewrite early history of life on land 8.6.2018 World – The Indian Express
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The biggest GreenBiz 30 Under 30 career moves 7.6.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Wells Fargo expands its green finance team; sustainable startups abound.
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Hell and polluted water: what holistic water management can do 7.6.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
How the 'One Water' movement is successfully leveraging new practices to improve the health, and wealth, of cities and businesses.
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