“The federal government is tackling Canada’s water concerns by developing several programs and regulations that will help with water quality monitoring, restoring lakes and treating waste water, Environment Minister Peter Kent said at a news conference Thursday.
”Despite projected cuts to several environmental initiatives, Kent promised that “significant investments” will be made so that officials can carry out monitoring and clean up in problem areas while new regulations will protect fresh water resources.
“”We take the issue of water so seriously we are trying to ensure we are among one of the leaders when it comes to monitoring water quality,” Kent said at the end of a week-long Canadian Water Network conference on creating a global approach to maintaining the resource. About 300 scientists and policy-makers from around the world met in Canada for the event.
“”We are committed to making (water) a priority for individual Canadian households. Every drop counts,” he said.”
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