Canada Water Week

Canada Water Week is a week-long celebration of water from coast-to-coast-to-coast that coincides with UN World Water day in March every year. Individuals, organizations and governments host events across the country to raise the profile of water and its importance to Canada’s future.

There are four major watersheds in Canada: the Atlantic, the Hudson Bay, the Arctic, and the Pacific. The largest of these is the Arctic Watershed, which includes the Mackenzie River Basin, covering 1.8 million sq. km and draining 18 % of Canada’s landmass. There are hundreds of smaller sub-watersheds throughout Canada that drain into our local lakes, rivers and streams. Want to find yours? Check out this handy online tool.

Canada Water Week is organized by Living Lakes Canada, WWF Canada, the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation and the Canadian Freshwater Alliance. Learn about your water footprint and check out other events happening in your area by visiting www.canadawaterweek.com, following @CanadaWaterWeek on Twitter and liking the CWW Facebook page.