Threats to Our Waters
There have been at least
185 invasive species discovered in the Canadian Great Lakes. Some
of the non-native species in the Great Lakes include; Goby, red mysid,
zebra mussels, lamprey eel,
Pollution of our waters is an
international issue. It is destroying our lakes, rivers and oceans.There
are many different types of water pollution coming from factories,
farms, houses, streets, and of course, our schools. Who is to blame?
We are, the human race and we have to stop it.
Unsafe Water account for: 3.3
Billion Illnesses and 5.3 Million Deaths Yearly. It is estimated that
one half of the people in developing countries are suffering from
diseases caused as a result of contaminated water The
United Nations warns us that unless action, which starts with us,
is increased, the number of people without access to safe water will
increase to 2.3 billion by 2025.
Water is a natural resource that
gives us opportunities for recreation, drinking, and irrigation. The
presence of water also influences our countries in economic areas
such as shipping, fishing and manufacturing.
Major bodies of water offer residents
and visitors activities such as fishing, shelling, swimming and boating.
This natural resource is an inspiration for creativity and artistic
pursuits like writing, fashion, food and song.