Water, its cleanliness and control, is one of the world’s most pressing problems. As climate change continues to wreak its havoc, water will become the most disputed and valuable resource. But where are we now? In Canada, with its generous supplies of water, a deplorable number of First Nations are still without water security. In more dry geographies, things are dire. In this collection of works from the long-lived Canadian Woman Studies, the discussion is all about water and the recognition of it as the source of life.
I am honoured to join my poem, E. Coli, Walkerton, with the voices of talented poets in protest and celebration of water.