Vancouver Island Water Watch Coalition Site Index
From the Editor
Vancouver Island Water Watch (VIWW) was founded by a small group of concerned citizens in the mid Vancouver Island area in 2005 due to a concerted effort to privatize community water systems on Vancouver Island by profit seeking out of Province and out of Country Corporations.
continued in "About Us"
The Big Calendar
VIWWC MEETING - event
HAPPY NEW YEAR! - event
MERRY CHRISTMAS! - event
Articles
Dissertation and Drinking Water Source Assessment by EDITOR
Dry lakes and dust storms by EDITOR
first major US city to ban water privatization by EDITOR
Need for clean water on reserves by EDITOR
New legislation to put public interest first by EDITOR
Tofino ships water to Ahousaht First Nation by EDITOR
Fight against Nestlé by EDITOR
New Model Helps Cities Value Natural Assets by EDITOR
LAIRD CREEK PETITION by EDITOR
Against commercial water extraction by EDITOR
B.C. grants fracking company free pass -PART ONE by EDITOR
B.C. grants fracking company free pass -PART TWO by EDITOR
Shocking Study! by EDITOR
Environmentalists accuse B.C. government by EDITOR
Laird Creek logging by EDITOR
PAPER- FAILURE TO ENFORCE by EDITOR
Tsolum River Agricultural Watershed Plan by EDITOR
Residents Have No Drinking Water- PART ONE by EDITOR
How Forests and Wildfires Are Critically Linked by EDITOR
The mental health cost of climate change by EDITOR
Residents Have No Drinking Water- PART TWO by EDITOR
RESPONSE TO OUR REQUESTS by EDITOR
Vancouver Island Water Watch Coalition Response to Minister by EDITOR
MINISTER HEYMAN RESPONDS by EDITOR
Groundwater Supply for the Gulf Islands in BC by EDITOR
Theft of old-growth Island trees on the rise by EDITOR
B.C. forest company ordered to pay $80,000 in damages by EDITOR
Halting deforestation 'just as urgent' as reducing emissions by EDITOR
Municipal leaders vote by EDITOR
THE FOREST ACTION TAKER’S GUIDE by EDITOR
CVRD land acquisition by EDITOR
Our water future: Water governance in the Comox Valley by EDITOR
B.C. First Nation hopes to make splash in bottled water by EDITOR
Nestle accused of 'overusing' resources by EDITOR
Canadian water laws due for revision, says expert by EDITOR
Municipal leaders vote by EDITOR
Whose Water Crisis? by EDITOR
Taking back control of resource extraction on public land by EDITOR
LOGGING & WATERSHEDS by EDITOR
Yellowpoint Ecological Society (YES) by EDITOR
60 ACRE STORY by EDITOR
Nanaimo councillors amend water deal by EDITOR
Communities need more say in forest practices by EDITOR
Schools get lead out with new fountains by EDITOR
Finding a solution to Canada's Indigenous water crisis by EDITOR
Fires put water quality at risk by EDITOR
Mega-Fracking by EDITOR
The Good Stuff FIVE THINGS NESTLE DOESN'T WANT YOU TO KNOW by EDITOR
Merville water bottling operation application- DEFEATED by EDITOR
Concerns grow about grey water in Canada’s Arctic by EDITOR
OP-ED: BC Coalition For Forestry Reform by EDITOR
Hard on water: by EDITOR
Seattle mayor pushes Horgan for ‘immediate halt’ to logging by EDITOR
Island Voices: NDP is destroying key forests by EDITOR
Holland Lake Dam by EDITOR
FOREST AND WATERSHED SOLUTIONS FORUM by EDITOR
TimberWest and Island Timberlands sign affiliation agreement by EDITOR
BCCFR Challenges Forestry Industry to Enter 21st Century by EDITOR
First major American city to ban water privatization by EDITOR
Using water more wisely by EDITOR
Township council rejects water-intensive glass factory by EDITOR
Drought warning issued for Island, flow of rivers is low by EDITOR
Canada, U.S. negotiators tussle by EDITOR
First Nations are being excluded by EDITOR
Sunscreen a new suspect in slow dying of Cowichan River by EDITOR
Sunscreen a new suspect in slow dying of Cowichan River by EDITOR
TOP CLIMATE SCIENTIST CALLS FOR AN END by EDITOR
Study indicates widespread distrust of drinking water by EDITOR
WATER COMPLAINTS by EDITOR
mining, logging and fossil fuels disrupt the water on earth by EDITOR
one-two punch for watersheds in the future, MU study finds by EDITOR
Canada’s largest national park deteriorating by EDITOR
RESPONSE TO LETTER BELOW FROM MINISTER HEYMAN by EDITOR
LETTER TO PHIL O'CONNOR - MANAGED FOREST COUNCIL by EDITOR
HELP...PLEASE! by EDITOR
Oyster River Watershed - Letter from Citizen by EDITOR
Americans say Canadians delaying damning report by EDITOR
drinking water in B.C. daycares by EDITOR
From the Tap by EDITOR
"Water and Wood: Our Future" - TOWNHALL REPORT by EDITOR
A flood just waiting to happen by EDITOR
'Privatization Is Not the Answer' by EDITOR
FIRST TOWNHALL- PORT ALBERNI by EDITOR
DOCUMENTS VIWWC HAS UTILIZED by EDITOR
Camden’s Privatized Water Hides Data on Shut-Offs by EDITOR
Lantzville to finally get Nanaimo water by EDITOR
2nd LETTER OF REQUEST FOR RESPONSE by EDITOR
Fracking is damned by international tribunal by EDITOR
TOWNHALLS by EDITOR
VIWWC MEETING WITH GOVERNMENT by EDITOR
FOLLOW UP LETTER TO GOVERNMENT by EDITOR
LETTER FROM OYSTER RIVER by EDITOR
Old growth logging intensifies in Nahmint Valley by EDITOR
CAPE TOWN, DAY ZERO UPDATE by EDITOR
Blocked Release of a Major Water Contamination Study by EDITOR
snowpack levels positive sign for local drinking water by EDITOR
World May Hit 2 Degrees of Warming Thanks to Fracking by EDITOR
LETTERS TO AND FROM MINISTER HEYMAN by EDITOR
Help us save the community of Youbou by EDITOR
Water allocation measures rejected = LANTZVILLE by EDITOR
Why so few people on Six Nations reserve have clean water by EDITOR
BILL PRESENTED TO GOVERNMENT TO PROTECT DRINKING WATER by EDITOR
COALITION MEETS WITH ISLAND MLAS AND MINISTERS by EDITOR
Coalition calls on government by EDITOR
Acclaimed Canadian author lays out dirty back story by EDITOR
Shawnigan residents rallying by EDITOR
Lake Cowichan council learns water problems go far beyond by EDITOR
Acclaimed Canadian author lays out dirty back story PART TWO by EDITOR
Cedar will get long-awaited water treatment upgrades by EDITOR
BC Government Withheld Information - PART ONE by EDITOR
BC Government Withheld Information - PART TWO by EDITOR
Turbidity at Langley Lake? by EDITOR
Unauthorized Fracking Dam Problem Growing-PART ONE by EDITOR
Unauthorized Fracking Dam Problem Growing-PART TWO by EDITOR
CLEAN Drinking Water = LIFE by EDITOR
Lantzville council will request water talks by EDITOR
Greater controls over environment and watersheds by EDITOR
Industrial Ag Fouls America's Waterways by EDITOR
LACK OF WRITTEN AGREEMENT ON LOGGING DELAY by EDITOR
Who owns water? by EDITOR
Canadian teen tells UN 'warrior up' to protect water by EDITOR
What happens when we run out of water? by EDITOR
March 22 is World Water Day by EDITOR
One of the driest places on Earth struggles by EDITOR
Public meeting planned by EDITOR
Shrinking mountain snowpack by EDITOR
Microplastics found in 93% of bottled water by EDITOR
Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world by EDITOR
Spooked by Quakes, Oklahoma Toughens Fracking Rules by EDITOR
Western Canada's risk of water shortages rising by EDITOR
Why Cape Town Is Running Out of Water- PART 1 by EDITOR
Why Cape Town is Running Out of Water - PART 2 by EDITOR
K’ómoks First Nation opposes Merville water bottling by EDITOR
Comox Valley residents 'shocked and disgusted' by EDITOR
Response to Water Crisis by EDITOR
Indigenous Communities by EDITOR
Warning Bells about Fracking by EDITOR
Oregon scraps water rights deal for Nestle by EDITOR
OREGON WIN - Sum of Us by EDITOR
Some Bottled Water is Actual Tap Water by EDITOR
Identifying and conserving freshwater key biodiversity areas by EDITOR
Cape Town is bracing for “Day Zero” by EDITOR
Predatory Marketing Practices by EDITOR
U.S. Water Infrastructure Crisis by EDITOR
EDITORIAL: Fracking data lacking by EDITOR
Logging near Langley Lake by EDITOR
Letter from Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools by EDITOR
Private water payouts are a public scandal, says Labour by EDITOR
BC’s leaking gas wells by EDITOR
B.C.Government Under Report Fugitive Methane Emissions by EDITOR
Coal-plant Water Pollution by EDITOR
Dwindling Water Supply by EDITOR
Mechanical Malfunction by EDITOR
Chilliwack Realignment Report- PART ONE by EDITOR
Chilliwack Realignment Report- PART TWO by EDITOR
Attempt to Kill the BLM Fracking Rule by EDITOR
Toxic Oilfield Wastewater Used by EDITOR
A TALE OF TWO CITIES by EDITOR
Protect Food and Water Security by EDITOR
More frequent, stronger earthquakes by EDITOR
THE TALE OF TWO CITIES - AMPLIFY THE MESSAGE by EDITOR
Why Christy Clark Shouldn't Talk to Kids about Trees by EDITOR
Union Bay residents concerned by EDITOR
NASA Study: Fracking is fueling climate change by EDITOR
UNION BAY - LOGGING AND DRINKING WATER by EDITOR
Victoria & Cowichan Valley chapters celebrate by EDITOR
Gas Wells May Leak Methane by EDITOR
A Dam(n) Big Fracking Problem- PART 1 by EDITOR
A Dam(n) Big Fracking Problem- PART 2 by EDITOR
Schools to get more drinking fountains by EDITOR
B.C. Government Failing to Keep Data on Freshwater Resources by EDITOR
'Significant gaps' in P.E.I.'s new Water Act by EDITOR
Atlantic Coast Pipeline Delayed by EDITOR
Energy Minister’s Fracking Defence Ignores Research by EDITOR
Province Chips Away at Lead Risk for 1,600 Students by EDITOR
BOIL WATER ADVISORIES by EDITOR
Schools facing lead-in-water problems get money for upgrades by EDITOR
Draft Fracking Regulations Released by EDITOR
Victory for Yukon wilderness- Peel Watershed by EDITOR
Hundreds of BC Gas Wells Leak Methane by EDITOR
NESTLE - YET AGAIN! by EDITOR
Shawnigan Lake quarry company sues by EDITOR
BC’s new NDP Energy Minister Michelle Mungall lies by EDITOR
Anti-Fracking Protest Shuts Down Traffic by EDITOR
Major Clean Water Settlement by EDITOR
New Study on Pregnant Women Living Near Fracted Natural Gas by EDITOR
Letter from the Board of Education - SD 68 by EDITOR
VIWWC RESPONSE TO SD 68 LETTER by EDITOR
An Ancient Irrigation System Disrupts Big Agriculture by EDITOR
Another Shawnigan Lake in the Making? by EDITOR
Saskatchewan First Nation demands consultation by EDITOR
White Rock reveals it paid $13.4 million to purchase water by EDITOR
New study shows fracking harms kids’ brains by EDITOR
Expired Permits by EDITOR
Protect Our Water by EDITOR
Upgrades to Drinking Water at San Pareil by EDITOR
SD68 - LEAD IN DRINKING WATER by EDITOR
Protect 100% of Lakes and Rivers by EDITOR
Drinking water for millions in rural America contaminated by EDITOR
Decline in Access to Safe Drinking Water in Puerto Rico by EDITOR
Rover pipeline spills water containing gasoline by EDITOR
Water Crises in Flint and Beyond by EDITOR
Flint Water Summit Participants by EDITOR
Sunshine Coast enters Stage 4 water restrictions by EDITOR
Failed Lead Tests by EDITOR
Picture Gallery
Water is Life by EDITOR
WATER IS LIFE by EDITOR
DETROIT WATER BRIGADE by EDITOR
WE CAN'T DRINK MONEY! by EDITOR
Save Our Drinling Water by EDITOR
WATER DAY- 2013 - QUALICUM BEACH by EDITOR
TEARS by EDITOR
Thou Shall Not Frack With Our Water by EDITOR
Arrowsmith Watershed 3D Map by EDITOR
Gabriola Island 3D Map by EDITOR
Duncan Watershed and Cowichan Area by EDITOR
Nanaimo Watershed - Jump Lake by EDITOR
NANAIMO WATERSHED 3D MAP by EDITOR
Pumping Water- Bangladesh by EDITOR
DRYING OF THE WEST by EDITOR
Kenya by EDITOR
Langley Lake by EDITOR
Canadians and Water by EDITOR
SAVE OUR WATERSHED by EDITOR
Raven Mines by EDITOR
GANGA RIVER - INDIA by EDITOR
LOOKING FOR WATER by EDITOR
WATER AS A HUMAN RIGHT? by EDITOR
Not a Drop to Drink - The wait by EDITOR
Runway Expansion - Nanaimo by EDITOR
Fair Trade Christmas Craft Fair by EDITOR
WATER by EDITOR
Water Meditation I by Dwayne Edward Rourke
Coalition Map
Vancouver Island Water Watch Coalition
Arrowsmith Watersheds Coalition Society by Editor
Gabriola Island by EDITOR
Save Our Valley Alliance by Editor
Greater Victoria Water Watch Coalition by Editor
COMOX VALLEY WATER WATCH COALITION by Kathleen Kinasewich
OCEANSIDE COALITION FOR STRONG COMMUNITI by Editor
CHEMAINUS RESIDENT'S ASSOCIATION by Editor
COALITION ON AQUIFER SCIENCE by Editor
MID ISLAND COALITION by June Ross
VIWWC Members and Resources
ARROWSMITH WATERSHEDS COALITION SOCIETY
Beaufort Watershed Stewards
COMOX VALLEY WATER WATCH COALITION
GABRIOLA GROUND WATER MANAGEMENT SOCIETY
GREATER VICTORIA WATER WATCH COALITION
GREENBLUE
HORNBY WATER STEWARDSHIP PROJECT
MARTINDALE RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION
MID ISLAND COALITION FOR STRONG COMMUNITIES
SAVE OUR VALLEY ALLIANCE
South Wellington and Area Community Association
UNION BAY WATERSHED PROTECTION SOCIETY
Yellowpoint Ecological Society (YES)
RESOURCES AND LINKS
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