Water Governance

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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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Navigating our Water Future: Lessons from Australia and Europe

Navigating our Water Future: Lessons from Australia and Europe

SAVE THE DATE! A Public Lecture & Discussion Hosted by the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance at the Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria WHEN: Monday June 18th, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: University of Victoria, Hickman Building, Room 105 You are invited to a public lecture by internationally renowned water experts Professor Lee Godden (University of […]

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Science-based Management of Alberta’s Rivers Necessary to Prevent Water Shortages and Pollution

Science-based Management of Alberta’s Rivers Necessary to Prevent Water Shortages and Pollution

Edmonton, Alberta — In Alberta, we rely our rivers for recreational opportunities, like fishing and canoeing, and for clean, safe water supplies for our drinking water and economic development. Water Matters has released a detailed blueprint about how to use science-based management to ensure that Alberta’s rivers remain healthy, and economically and culturally beneficial over […]

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Cross-Canada Tour Reveals National Concern About Water

Cross-Canada Tour Reveals National Concern About Water

Canadians are beginning to see their most precious resource threatened by increased demand and climate change Winnipeg, May 23, 2012: Canadians use more water than almost anyone on earth, a whopping 329 litres a day. We use so much water that in the summer, 50 per cent goes on the lawn or the garden. Our […]

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