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Are We Running Out Of Water?

Canadians have a way of taking their plentiful water resources for granted. Yes, we have a lot of fresh water, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have to manage it sustainably.

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22 March, 2013

Canadians have a way of taking their plentiful water resources for granted. Yes, we have a lot of fresh water, especially compared to many other countries, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have to manage it sustainably.

Are we Running

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