Water is not just for drinking - water is for every living thing!
Welcome to the Source to Tap section of the CCME website, where you can learn about protecting Canada's water quality. Find out how and why governments across the country work in the areas of research, monitoring and guidelines.
Working to Protect Water Quality Across the Country
From the Ice Age to the Second Millennium
Canada has about 7% of the world's total renewable freshwater supply. While it may seem as if Canada is rich in water supplies, many parts of our country have experienced water shortages. Only a small portion of the water in our lakes and aquifers is renewed each year from rainfall and snow melt.
All illustrations are by Marc Bélanger