News in Review Deadly Water: The Lessons of Walkerton

News in Review Deadly Water: The Lessons of Walkerton

Safe drinking water is a prime resource for all humans and something we in Canada may have taken for granted. The tragedy that occurred in the town of Walkerton, where several people died and many more were made very sick by the presence of E. coli bacteria in the municipal water supply, is not only an important and ongoing news story, but is also a case study for resource management at the most fundamental level, in the local municipality. This is a story that raises issues of public accountability, political decisions and policies, public trust and confidence, and the possibility of environmental threats that directly affect us in our homes.

  • 2000
  • 00:14:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2000 users can access content from outside their institution. You must find your access code and then create an account.


September 2000
Drinking water -- Contamination -- Ontario -- Walkerton [LCSH] Water quality -- Ontario -- Walkerton [LCSH] Escherichia coli -- Ontario -- Walkerton [LCSH] Social sciences [LCSH] Canada -- History [LCSH] Environmental sciences [LCSH] Health education [LCSH]
Knowlton Nash (Host), Raj Ahluwalia (Journalist), Norman Hermant (Journalist)
Closed captioning
Not available
MARC Record
View Download

Teacher Guide(s)

  • Deadly Water: The Lessons of Walkerton

    Deadly Water: The Lessons of Walkerton

Can be found in

Now is a great moment to explore the improved version of Curio!

Explore now

This version will be retired in July 2022. Learn more.