Canadians have been loud and clear: they want clean air, good jobs, and a strong economy – and we will continue to position Canada as a global leader in the net-zero economy. From the water that comes out of our taps to the lakes and rivers that power our economy, Canada’s water is a crucial part of our identity and our communities from coast to coast to coast.
As climate change and pollution increasingly threaten our waters, we must work together to keep them clean and healthy, now and in the future. From banning harmful single-use plastics to protecting vast amounts of Canada’s nature, we have already made historic progress.
Canada has the third largest renewable supply of fresh water in the world, spread across our vast country in lakes and rivers, and it’s up to us to protect it.
To keep making real progress, our government is establishing the Canada Water Agency. Located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Canada Water Agency will work with provinces, territories, Indigenous Peoples, local authorities, scientists, and other partners to find the best ways to keep our water safe, clean, and well-managed for everyone.
Together, we can help ensure Canadians have clean water for generations to come. We will continue to focus on solutions that cut pollution, protect our environment, spur world-leading clean innovation, and create jobs in every province and territory.