President Biden has proposed spending $45 billion to replace every lead water pipe and service line in the nation. A public health expert explains why he sees this as a worthwhile investment.
The federal government’s announcement that boil-water advisories on First Nations won’t end until 2023 at the earliest isn’t surprising. The true crisis is much greater than widely known.
A tax on sugar-sweetened beverages may be intended to improve health, but for Indigenous consumers, such a tax would be unethical, contravene tax law and undermine Indigenous rights.
The federal government’s focus on eliminating long-term drinking-water advisories diverts attention from other water-related issues.
Buildings aren’t the only things at risk in wildfires. Recent disasters in California have left local water system contaminated with toxic chemicals afterward, slowing return and recovery.
A networked array of sensors could warn drinking water utilities in real time of harmful algal blooms and prevent public health crises.
Canada’s public health-care system is one of the most well-developed in the world. And yet, many remote Indigenous communities are still not getting what they need.