"We warned that one day you would not be able to control what you have created. That day is here. Not heeding warnings from both Nature and the People of the Earth keeps us on the path of self destruction. This self destructive path has led to the Fukushima nuclear crisis, Gulf oil spill, tar sands devastation, pipeline failures, impacts of carbon dioxide emissions and the destruction of ground water through hydraulic fracking, just to name a few. In addition, these activities and development continue to cause the deterioration and destruction of sacred places and sacred waters that are vital for Life."
-Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe, The Great Sioux Nation, Oct 2013
“The days when Canadians take an endless abundance of fresh water for granted are numbered … Increasing average temperatures, climate change impacts on weather patterns and extensive changes in land use are seriously affecting the way water moves through the hydrological cycle in many parts of Canada, which is seriously impacting water quantity and quality.”
-Bob Sandford, EPCOR Chair of the Canadian Partnership Initiative in support of United Nations “Water for Life” Decade, 2011
“We live in an increasingly water insecure world where demand often outstrips supply and where water quality often fails to meet minimum standards. Under current trends, future demands for water will not be met.”
-Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General, May 2013
"Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money."