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Water

Lake Winnipeg
Photo: Lake Winnipeg near Gimli © Environment Canada, 2014

Did you know that Canada is one of the highest water users per capita in the world? It's no wonder that easy access to safe, clean water is considered to be an important issue. Managing Canada's water resources, which represents about seven per cent of the world's renewable freshwater, is everyone’s responsibility.

Learn more about Environment Canada’s role in water management, and how the Department is helping to ensure that our water resources are used wisely, both economically and ecologically: