Our Mission

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.


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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It's summer holidays, so here are the next two water facts of the week:

Water Fact of the Week (Week of july 24, 2017)

The 2016 federal budget allocated an additional $1.8-billion for First Nations water infrastructure between now and 2021. The budget also included over $141 million in new funding for water monitoring and testing. Read the Who Is Responsible for Our Drinking Water? lesson that is part of our Operation Water Flow program.

Water Fact of the Week (Week of july 31, 2017)

The Globe and Mail’s analysis of federal infrastructure data found that INAC inspectors expressed grave concerns about the design of 13 First Nations water systems built since 2005 – about one-eighth of the 103 constructed during that period. Learn more about water treatment by reading our Conventional Water Treatment fact sheet and our Ultrafiltration, Nanofiltration and Reverse Osmosis fact sheet.

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.

Passing Water Forward

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.

Thank you to our sponsors:

A big thank you to all of our anonymous and individual donors as well.

We are a 1% for the Planet approved nonprofit and we thank the 1% for the Planet companies which support us.

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Learn more about effective water treatment solutions

Visit Safe Drinking Water Team's website

Visit Safe Drinking Water Team's website

Visit Sapphire Water's website

Visit Sapphire Water's website