Canada Water Week
BY Kelly Pike
ON March 18, 2014
Get Involved in Canada Water Week!

Aren’t we all anxiously awaiting warmer temperatures and the coming of spring? While I can’t guarantee you spring-like conditions any time soon, I can point you to some fun upcoming events to take your mind off the weather.

Canada Water Week is March 17–23, annually celebrated across the country and coinciding with World Water Day. World Water Day is held each year on March 22 as a means of focusing attention on the importance of sustaining freshwater resources.

Many events take place during Water Week that are fun for all ages. Last year BARC partnered with Earth Day Hamilton/Burlington’s Waste Watchers to hold a community cleanup at Valley Park Recreation Centre on World Water Day. While it seems that Mother Nature doesn’t want spring cleanups this year, there are still plenty of things going on.

For example, the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) is hosting a special Another Drop for World Water Day Seminar Series today at McMaster Innovation Park featuring a panel of speakers on the topic of water and energy.

For those interested in history, the Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology and its partners are hosting a Bottled Water Free Day, including a film documentary presentation, tour of the 1859 Hamilton Waterworks, and free reusable water bottles.

If you are a nature enthusiast, Trout Unlimited Canada is hosting a workshop on the spring ecology of Bronte Creek. But if you prefer to stay inside, TVO is offering a variety of water themed programs to coincide with Water Week.
Author Bio - Kelly Pike
Kelly is the BARC Program Manager.
Kelly is the BARC Program Manager.

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