The Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC) is proud to partner with the Municipality of Brockton in the launch of a scholarship fund to support local students pursuing careers in environmental science or clean water management.
The Walkerton Clean Water Legacy Scholarship will honour those who suffered because of the Walkerton water crisis, and support the next generation of students embracing environmental stewardship and the protection of clean water.
WCWC looks forward to supporting this initiative. “Providing a scholarship to a postsecondary student pursuing a career in environmental science or the water industry is great and we are excited to collaborate with the Municipality of Brockton,” said Carl Kuhnke, Chief Executive Officer. WCWC will be contributing $5,000 to the fund, which will be administered through Community Foundation Grey Bruce, a charitable organization with more than $1.8 million invested in education funds.
Background: WCWC is an agency of the Government of Ontario, established in 2004, to help 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. To date, high-quality drinking water training has been provided to more than 90,000 participants across Ontario. Through partnerships, WCWC also provides training for the 134 First Nations communities in Ontario. For more information please visit www.wcwc.ca.