Province's companies provide leading water-related solutions for Ontario and the world
TORONTO, March 22, 2012 /CNW/ - The Ontario Environment Industry Association (ONEIA) is joining organizations around the globe in celebrating World Water Day today. Dozens of ONEIA's member companies are world leaders in conservation, water and wastewater treatment, stormwater and groundwater management services and energy production technologies.
"Water is one of the planet's most valuable resources", said Alex Gill, ONEIA's Executive Director. "Countries around the world need solutions of every kind with respect to water and Ontario companies are uniquely positioned to help."
World Water Day provides an annual opportunity for governments, organizations and individual citizens to recognize the vital importance of this limited resource to life on earth. This year's theme is "Water as a key to food security" and highlights the integral relationship between food and water supplies.
"Food security is a huge challenge around the world and Ontario is not immune to the impact that changes in water supply can have on local food production", said Gill, speaking at a breakfast hosted by ONEIA for Ontario Environment Minister Jim Bradley. "The solutions developed by our companies can help our farmers and those in other parts of the globe with this challenge."
ONEIA is the business association representing the interests of the province's growing environment and cleantech industry. The industry's more than 3,000 companies employ approximately 65,000 people and generate more than $8-billion a year in annual revenues, including $1-billion in exports. The ONEIA network includes environmental technology, product and service companies, law, investment and insurance firms, institutes, universities and governments. Through their innovation and experience in Ontario and around the world, our environment and cleantech industry provides market-driven solutions for society's most pressing environmental problems.
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