What is water literacy?

Water literacy is the knowledge of where your water comes from, how you use and affect the water around you, and can recognize and report threats to swimmable, drinkable, fishable water. 

When you are water literate, you are able to make decisions and choices that protect your waterbody. When you are not water literate, your waterbody is vulnerable.

The average British Columbian doesn't know where they get their drinking water from, how their wastewater is treated, or which the laws protect their waters. They are also unsure of the ways that they can make a tangible difference. Our Water Literacy Program provides free workshops and presentations for the public to engage in applied training and digital tools to conserve, protect, and advocate for water.

Thanks to our supporters

  • Lush
  • MEC
  • Patagonia
  • Smak
  • Tides
  • Sitka
  • Woodtone
  • TD Friends of the Environment
  • Telus
  • Progressive Waste Solutions
  • Ocean Ambassadors
  • RBC Blue Water Project
  • BC Hydro
  • DM Foundation
  • City of North Vancouver
  • Jack Johnson
  • Flowlink