We have a very different relationship with water in most parts of the west. But as you know, over a billion people are living without access to clean drinking water worldwide (including certain places right here in Canada).
March 22 is World Water Day, a day designated by the U.N. to encourage us to be mindful of how much water we use...
A good place to start? Waterlife, this incredible interactive film from the NFB. The film is a collection of the hundreds of stories that flow from the Great Lakes -- everything from wildlife to chemicals to shipping to waste management. All you have to do is click on the stories you want to learn about.
And if you want to participate, try taking the 30-day water challenge. A guy in Winnipeg named Kevin Freidman started it three years ago, to draw attention to World Water Day. He's challenging people to live on 25 litres of water a day for a month. That's a lot less compared to what we usually use. The average Canadians uses about 330 litres a day.