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Fresh Water in a Changing Climate: How Climate Change Affects Ontario's Waterways 

Our Greenbelt, covering 7,200 km2 of environmentally sensitive land, is key to protecting the quality of that water for the 9 million people living in the Greater Golden Horseshoe who rely on it as drinking water.

Joyce Chau - Executive Director of EcoSpark - discusses the multi-faceted importance of water.

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In a Changing Climate Series:


Mental Health In a Changing Climate

For this the instalment in the series, Catherine Macdonald of the Alliance for Healthier Communities, and Katie Hayes - a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health - discuss the mental health impacts which climate change can create. Find out more:

Biodiversity In a Changing Climate

For this instalment in the series, Antonia Guidotti, Mary Burridge and Mark Peck of the Royal Ontario Museum explore how a changing climate is impacting biodiversity, and what we can do about it. Find out more:

Hockey In a Changing Climate

For this instalment in the series, Robert McLeman of Rink Watch and Wilfrid Laurier University explores how a changing climate is impacting backyard hockey, and what we can do about it. Find out more:

Health In a Changing Climate

For this instalment in the series, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit explores how a changing climate is impacting our health, and what we can do to take action. Find out more:

Birds In a Changing Climate

For this instalment in the series, Ontario Nature explores how a changing climate is impacting birds and birding, and what we can do to take action. Find out more:

Gardening In a Changing Climate

For this instalment in the series, the Royal Botanical Gardens explores how a changing climate is impacting gardening, and what you can do in your own garden to take action. Find out more:

Fresh Water In a Changing Climate

For this the instalment in the series, Joyce Chau - Executive Director of EcoSpark - discusses the multi-faceted importance of water. Find out more:

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