Watershed Report Card 2018
Conservation Authority watershed report cards report on the state of Ontario’s watersheds so residents are aware of their local conditions and also so that informed decisions can be made to ensure the ongoing resiliency and sustainability of our water and land resources.
Ontario’s water and land resources provide important ecological, economic and societal benefits and should be protected. Forests, lakes, rivers, natural spaces, wetlands, soils, plants and animals are all necessary for clean air, safe drinking water, sustainable water supplies, food, fuel, energy and – most importantly – healthy bodies and minds.
Challenges such as urbanization and climate change significantly impact the health of our environment. In order to rebuild natural resilience, manage the increasing impacts on natural ecosystems, and plan for future sustainability needed to support a healthy society, it is critical that we know the state of Ontario’s watersheds.[infobox last_column=”true” bottom_margin=”false” closable=”false” color=”green”]2018 Lower Thames Valley Watershed Report Card [/infobox]