We will educate the leaders of today and tomorrow about drinking water quality issues to realize our goal of safe drinking water being available to every Canadian.
Operation Water Drop, Operation Water Pollution, and Operation Water Biology kits enable students to conduct authentic water quality analyses on their own local drinking water and other water samples. Students then compare their results to Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality. Additionally, students are supported and encouraged in taking action in order to share information with others and to alleviate drinking water quality issues.
Our Operation Water Flow, Operation Water Health, Operation Community Water Footprint and Operation Water Spirit programs are all available free of charge on this website.
HELP Canadian students LEARN ABOUT DRINKING WATER QUALITY ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS - SPONSOR KITS FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE WAITING
Many Canadian schools are on the waiting list for sponsored kits. Please click on the map to discover if schools in your area, the school your children attend, or the school from which you graduated is waiting for a sponsored kit. Please donate a kit to a school today! As little as $85 can educate 30 students about drinking water quality issues and solutions in a hands-on manner.
Please remember the name of the school to which you would like to donate the kit, as you will need to type the school's name into a box. Also, please note that the shipping address you need to enter is your own mailing address so that we can send you an official donation receipt for income tax purposes.
Take a look at the map above and ORDER OR donate a kit:
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Water Fact of the Week (Week of December 11, 2017)
As of October 31, 2017 there were 100 long-term drinking water advisories in First Nations communities south of the 60th parallel, not including British Columbia - meaning the advisory has been in place for more than a year. These numbers include public systems financially supported by INAC as well as other systems where the public has a reasonable expectation of access. In these communities, there were also 47 short-term drinking water advisories - meaning there was a temporary water quality issue on a specific water system. For more information please visit https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/topics/health-environment/water-quality-health/drinking-water/advisories-first-nations-south-60.html#bc. Do one of the smartest things you can do to help the drinking water quality situation in Canada: Donate to Safe Drinking Water Foundation.
The operation water drop test results submission website
Do you have a code to enter your students' Operation Water Drop results? Have you used an Operation Water Drop kit in your classroom but forget your code? Do you want to see the results which have been entered?
Be one of the first people to enter their Operation Water Drop Test Results on the Submission Website and receive a Safe Drinking Water Foundation lanyard!
Student Action on Saskatoon Water Attitudes Competition
During the 2016-2017 school year we will be holding a Student Action on Saskatoon Water Attitudes Competition. The competition is intended for K-12 schools in Saskatoon, but other schools can also participate in the webinars and complete projects. The winning school will receive a water bottle filling station. Saskatoon schools which register to compete will receive sponsored Operation Water Drop kits.
links to up-to-date information about drinking water advisories
Indigenous water forum took place october 27-28 at dakota dunes casino
We were one of the sponsors of the Indigenous Water Forum which took place October 27-28, 2016 at Dakota Dunes Casino. The forum addressed Strategies for Community Drinking Water with two streams running at the same time:
Stream 1: Drinking water treatment processes and policies, promotion of safe drinking water
*CEUs were awarded*
Stream 2: Challenges, successes, priorities and directives for drinking water
For more information visit www.indigenouswaterforum.com
The presentations which were given at the forum have been posted on the website.
CBC Radio program discusses why canadians get sick from tap water
On the June 19th, 2013 radio program “The Current” on CBC Radio Anna Maria Tremonti discussed the topic “Why Canadians get sick from tap water”. The information contained in the program included the fact that on any given day there are an estimated 1,500 Boil Water Advisories in effect across Canada.
the sdwf has developed problem-based learning sets for operation water drop, operation water pollution, and operation water biology
These sets are comprised of inquiry learning activities for the students. The teacher takes on the role of a facilitator of learning and lets the students teach themselves through research and critical thinking.
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A big thank you to all of our anonymous and individual donors as well.
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