Be True To Blue pilot campaign in Pembina Valley Conservation District (PVCD), Manitoba, Canada
Canadians use 329 litres of water/day on average. Manitobans use 227 litres/day. In some communities in PVCD, citizens use 160 litres/day. FoE is honoured to work with PVCD grassroots leaders to apply the water soft path approach and, in so doing, explore the challenges and opportunities it offers to communities in PVCD.
FoE has embarked on an unique project to learn with communities and educators how citizens in PVCD currently use water today and what options they can consider as they plan for their future. The project includes awareness raising and development of water soft path planning tools for PVCD.
Be True to Blue water awareness campaign launches on March 18, 2010 to celebrate World Water Day. It includes public outreach through a survey and awareness raising in schools.
Water Survey — RBC branches in PVCD plus participating schools will deliver the Water Survey to citizens. Completed surveys will be entered into a free draw for a dual flush toilet including installation — the prize will be announced Earth Day April 22.
Awareness Raising — Over 14 schools in PVCD are participating in the Be True To Blue activities starting March 18 through March 26.
PVCD Water Soft Path Planning Project — with the assistance of data and expertise from communities within the PVCD, from PVCD and from Manitoba Water Stewardship, FoE’s team is developing the platform for water soft path planning in PVCD. The report will address each community providing data as well as the conservation district itself and provide advice and techniques for assessing options and addressing challenges.
The report is scheduled for presentation to PVCD communities in June 2010 and will evolve with their further input.