Water Governance

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New summary of “Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on Our Water Future”

New summary of “Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on Our Water Future”

A two-page summary of the research report “Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on Our Water Future” has been published by POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, Simon Fraser University, and (FLOW) Forum for Leadership on Water. The authors of the full report are Jesse Baltutis & Timothy Shah with Oliver M. Brandes, Nancy Goucher, Deborah Harford […]

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NWT premier Robert McLeod speaks with Globe and Mail about Mackenzie River Basin Transboundary Waters Master Agreement

NWT premier Robert McLeod speaks with Globe and Mail about Mackenzie River Basin Transboundary Waters Master Agreement

ACT and Gordon Foundation co-host special meeting of Rosenberg Forum on transboundary Mackenzie River Basin agreement: NWT premier Robert McLeod talks to the Globe about its significance Downstream of development, stakes are raised in NWT by MARK HUME, published in The Globe and Mail, Wednesday Sep 5, 2012 Nobody has to remind Robert McLeod, the […]

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Major World Interests at Stake in Canada’s Vast Mackenzie River Basin

Major World Interests at Stake in Canada’s Vast Mackenzie River Basin

Published by Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation, August 28, 2012 Watershed covers roughly 20% of Canada, including oil sands; the Mackenzie discharges more water into the Arctic than the St. Lawrence into the Atlantic The governance of Canada’s massive Mackenzie River Basin holds enormous national but also global importance due to the watershed’s impact on […]

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Rosenberg Forum Convenes in Vancouver to Discuss the Mackenzie River Basin

Rosenberg Forum Convenes in Vancouver to Discuss the Mackenzie River Basin

Rosenberg Forum Convenes to Discuss the Mackenzie River Basin Posted in Water Canada on September 4, 2012 The governance of Canada’s massive Mackenzie River Basin holds enormous national and global importance due to the watershed’s impact on the Arctic Ocean, international migratory birds and climate stability, say experts convening a forum on the topic this […]

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Columbia River Treaty Re-negotiations: Opportunity for a New Age of Water Governance?

Columbia River Treaty Re-negotiations: Opportunity for a New Age of Water Governance?

In 1964, the United States and Canada ratified the Columbia River Treaty, which pledged 60 years of flood control and hydroelectric generation though an intricate series of dams on the river and its tributaries. The first opportunity to terminate the treaty is in 2024 and requires a minimum of 10 years notice, making 2014 an […]

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Baltutis and Sandford: Canadians are thirsty for a national water strategy

Baltutis and Sandford: Canadians are thirsty for a national water strategy

Published in the Calgary Herald, Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Published in The Toronto Star, Saturday July 28, 2012 Written by Jesse Baltutis and Bob Sandford In the future, prosperous nations will be those with enough water for food, cities, industry and nature — and know how to ensure each gets the amount it needs. But […]

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Deborah Harford to read at Artful Waters: Embracing new media for social change

Deborah Harford to read at Artful Waters: Embracing new media for social change

Artful Waters: Embracing new media for social change Monday, June 25, 2012 7:30 – 10:00 pm Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, Vancouver, BC Join the Waterlution Vancouver Hub Season Finale. Beverages will be available for purchase and light snacks provided. Admission: donations at the door on a $0-$5 sliding scale, with all proceeds going directly […]

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Climate Change Adaptation and Water Governance: Promising Research in the Time for Action

Climate Change Adaptation and Water Governance: Promising Research in the Time for Action

El agua es la vida! Water is life! This is the declaration of a water association in New Mexico, and as national and international reports project higher frequencies and more intense occurrences of drought and flooding, the statement rings ever more true. Researchers around the world are working to protect this precious resource, and regional, […]

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