Canada’s waterways are the lifeblood of the nation, providing invaluable ecosystem services and fuelling its economy. Learn who holds responsibility for the protection of Canada’s water, what issues are impacting the country’s fresh water resources and why Canadians must act now to balance the needs of nature with the needs of a nation.

Featured lesson plan: The Impact of Climate Change on Resource and Service-Based Industries in British Columbia

In this lesson, students will use the Canadian Geographic/NRTEE A Changing Climate poster-map to identify the potential impacts of climate change to British Columbia. Students will locate communities in British Columbia that will be affected by each of the impacts listed. They will choose one community for further research to learn about how these changes will affect industries in the area. Students will examine the economic consequences and opportunities created by these changes. Finally, they will design a poster to present their findings to the class.