Protecting our water resources in Niagara
On Thursday, August 31st, I hosted John Dickert, President and CEO of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Cities Initiative to meet with Niagara mayors. We had a great conversation about issues impacting our communities in Niagara and throughout the Great Lakes: protecting our drinking water, addressing climate change and restoring the lakes. The flooding we’ve experienced this year shows that cities really are on the front lines of these issues and dealing with the impacts of climate change.
The Cities Initiative represents 131 mayors and Great Lakes cities from across Canada and the US. Niagara plays a vital role in the Cities Initiative and as a connection to the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence basin – the largest source of freshwater in the world. I’m proud to say that St. Catharines is a founding member of the Cities Initiative and we continue to play a leading role on the board of directors and working with our partner cities on important water quality issues.
Thank you John Dickert for visiting Niagara and to my fellow mayors for meeting with us. I look forward to continuing to work with you and our partners to protect and restore the Great Lakes for today and for future generations. Learn more about the work we’re doing together with the Cities Initiative at www.glslcities.org
Pictured: Mayor Wayne Redekop (Fort Erie), John Dickert (GLSLCI) Mayor Sandra Easton (Lincoln), Mayor Walter Sendzik, Mayor John Maloney (Port Colborne), Mark Green, City of St. Catharines, Acting Mayor Cheryl Ganann, (West Lincoln), Mayor Ted Luciani (Thorold), Mayor Jim Diodati (Niagara Falls)