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Tapping into Newfoundland and Labrador's rural drinking water challenges

Dr. Kelly Vodden

With the landscape awash in ponds, rivers and lakes, it is hard to imagine that Newfoundland and Labrador faces significant barriers to safe, sustainable drinking water access, but those are the findings of a research report released by Memorial University’s Harris Centre today.

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Off the beaten track

Burin Peninsula

Rugged coastlines, nature at your doorstep, waving laundry in the summer breeze all in the full saturation of a Crayola crayon box – rural NL has tourism by the whale’s tail. Or does it? Some places seem to have it all in hand, but what about the places “off the beaten track,” or rather “down the Burin Peninsula highway”?

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Turning Ideas into Solutions

Amy Tucker-Jones, knowledge mobilization coordinator with the Harris Centre leads a Regional Workshop discussion

Harris Centre Regional Workshops are regional and rural development in action, connecting community needs with Memorial researchers

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Welcome to the Harris Centre, Memorial University’s hub for public policy and regional development issues.

We link Memorial researchers with groups all over Newfoundland and Labrador, supporting active community engagement throughout the research process.

Working with all units at Memorial, we build connections, encourage informed debate and support collaboration, enhancing the University and the Province through mutually beneficial partnerships.

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