Land Use and Management

Canada

Percent of Freshwater in Canada

Canada has some 20% of the world's total freshwater resources. However, less than half of this water is renewable, about 7% of the world's supply. Most of it is fossil water in lakes, underground aquifers, and glaciers.

Canada is the second largest per capita users of water in the world.

The average household there uses approximately 335 liters of water a day.

Industrial wastemakers must meet guidlines in federal and provincial legislation, but as many as 54% of the 170 direct dischargers in Ontario exceed monthly pollution limits

Industrial pollution is turning lakes into jelly.

Years of pollution have replaced calcium that should be in Canadian soil with acid, which attracted a jelly-like plankton to Ontario, Canada.