Cleaning up our lakes and rivers

The Government of Canada is working hard to clean up polluted and problem waters from coast to coast to coast. Click on the links to learn about the Government's funding investments and water-science work that help clean up, protect and restore our lakes and rivers.

Comprehensive approach to clean water

The Government of Canada has a strong, comprehensive approach to ensure clean water for all Canadians and a number of concrete and measurable actions have been taken to implement this approach over the past few years. This approach includes:

The above represent only some examples of how Canada's government is working to protect our water resources. Combined with additional efforts on sustainable water management, in collaboration with provinces and territories, these measures allow us to ensure that all Canadians have access to clean, safe and healthy water; that there is a reliable and secure supply of water; and that our water resources are used wisely, both economically and ecologically.

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