WaterSmart Tips

Please find the WaterWise Team's WaterSmart Tips (listed by group) in the left hand column. 

Drowning is a serious problem. Globally, an estimated 372,000 people drown every year. The World Health Organization reports drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional death in children and youth. In some countries in Southeast Asia and Western Pacific regions, drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death among children.

Drowning in Canada

In Canada, drowning is the No. 1 cause of unintentional deaths among children 1-4 years of age and the second leading cause of preventable death for children under 10 years. With some 500 fatalities annually, drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional death among Canadians under 60 years of age (surpassed only by motor vehicle collisions and poisoning).