On April 5, 2017, the Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC) hosted a group of 21 individuals led by the Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources (IJNR). IJNR provides immersion training programs for environment and natural resource journalists throughout North America with the aim of promoting public dialogue about natural resource issues. While at the WCWC, the group received a tour of the Technology Demonstration Facility and heard from various speakers on topics related to safe drinking water.
Feedback was positive, with one participant reporting that their experience at the WCWC really informed their reporting for a recent story: http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/water-and-drought/article174807926.html
WCWC welcomes visitors who would like to learn more about drinking water in Ontario. For more information about booking a technical tour, please contact Devendra Borikar, Technology Demonstration Lead, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-866-515-0550.
Background: The Walkerton Clean Water Centre is an agency of the Government of Ontario, established in 2004, to ensure clean and safe drinking water for the entire province. WCWC coordinates and provides education, training and information to drinking water system owners, operators and operating authorities, and the public, in order to safeguard Ontario’s drinking water. Through partnerships, the WCWC also provides training for the 133 First Nations communities in Ontario. To date, high-quality training has been provided to more than 70,000 participants across Ontario. For more information please visit www.wcwc.ca.