The Wellington Water Watchers (WWW) is a leading organization in Ontario’s battle over groundwater taking for commercial bottling. In this presentation, Robert Case, Chair of the Board of WWW and an Associate Professor in Social Development Studies, describes the evolution of the opposition to for-profit water bottling in Ontario and in combination with the related academic literature draws from it critical insights, quandaries and questions for the building and sustaining of community engagement and democratic participation in policy-making and water stewardship. Anyone interested and/or involved in grassroots mobilization on water/environmental issues is invited to attend to share their experiences, insights and challenges in the discussion session following Rob’s presentation.
Lessons for Commmunity Engagement from Ontario's Battle over Bottled Water
Renison University College/Wellington Water Watchers