Articles & Links

Water – Our Most Important Resource

Fresh, potable water is the world’s most important resource.  The challenges faced on Salt Spring are not unique to our Island. Following are articles and resource sites that highlight water around the globe, including the challenges faced and solutions found.  We will continue to add to this section.

Water On Salt Spring

Capital Regional District (CRD) – Climate Change Data and Indicators: includes

Salt Spring Water Council – Make Every Drop Count: Water Conservation Forum Report – July 2015

Salt Spring Water Council – Various reports and documents

Drinking Water in BC

Following are links to recent releases from the Province.

Detecting Toilet Leaks

What is Hydrology?

Around the World

USA

Globally

 Algal Blooms

Health Canada – Blue-Green Algae (Cyanobacteria) and their Toxins
 
Blue-Green Algae common in Every Province – article from the Kenora Daily Miner & News
 
Cure for blue-green algae proposed: Montreal – The Quebec government is studying the use of artificial islands to soak up excess water-borne nutrients that are causing toxic blue-green algae to invade the province’s lakes and rivers again this year.
 
Blue-green algae concerns world experts: At a time when blue-green algae is choking lakes in many parts of Canada, 1,500 experts from 61 countries met in Montreal to discuss the problems confronting the world’s fresh water.
 
Research paper from the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences: High microcystin concentrations occur only at low nitrogen-to-phosphorus ratios in nutrient-rich Canadian lakes
 
Liver toxin found in lakes of every province: Highest concentrations of microcystin found in waters of Alberta and Manitoba – By Bob Weber, Canadian Press August 15, 2012
 
Lakes in Every Province are Becoming a Health Hazard: August 15, 2012 o Canada.com

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