Water Governance

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Quebec’s vulnerable water infrastructure hinders adaptive capacity

Quebec’s vulnerable water infrastructure hinders adaptive capacity

Bob Sandford’s final tour stop in Eastern Canada was Quebec, where he visited both Montreal and Quebec City, and learned about overarching challenges facing the province in terms of water management and climate change. Despite Quebec’s rich sense of culture and progressive environmental policies, it too is facing serious water challenges. According to participants, the […]

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Water Author Learns From Ontario’s Leadership In Water Conservation

Water Author Learns From Ontario’s Leadership In Water Conservation

Bob Sandford visited Waterloo and Toronto for his Ontario stop on the FLOW cross-Canada tour  and reports that Ontario is the most progressive province that he has seen so far in terms of water policy reform. Ontario’s major focus has been recognition of the importance of water to the economy, and the province has made […]

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Water Related Crises Hit Food, Clothes, Car Manufacturers

Water Related Crises Hit Food, Clothes, Car Manufacturers

An article at EnvironmentalLeader.com says that water issues caused by everything from drought to flooding have hit food and clothing manufacturers hard. “The Gap cut its profit forecast by 22 percent after the Texas drought killed much of the year’s cotton crop, Reuters said. Kraft, Sara Lee and Nestle have all announced plans to raise […]

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Northern Developments: Oil vs. Conservation

Northern Developments: Oil vs. Conservation

Today’s New York Times web site features a slideshow that highlights an emerging dilemma in Point Hope. Alaska. Climate change is melting permafrost and creating access to the enormous reserves of oil that lie under the ice cap. 13% of the world’s oil is stored in this pristine area. Not to mention minerals and precious […]

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Public Voices and Stronger Governance will help Manitoba Adapt

Public Voices and Stronger Governance will help Manitoba Adapt

ACT Water author Bob Sandford’s most recent stop on the FLOW cross-Canada tour was in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Presenters at the standing room-only forum discussed three main hydrological impacts at length: infrastructure and water quality; groundwater and contamination; and climate impacts, which are multiplying both these risks. Observations from both hydrologists and climatologists at the presentations […]

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Argentinian wine industry prepares for climate change

Argentinian wine industry prepares for climate change

An article by Marcela Valente in Argentina’s famed Mendoza wine country says that wine producers in the region are taking note of the effect of rising temperatures on grapes, based on a report produced by Price Waterhouse Coopers in 2009. According to the report, in the South American wine-producing region that stretches across both sides […]

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Bob Sandford talks water policy with British Columbians on CBC Radio

Bob Sandford talks water policy with British Columbians on CBC Radio

ACT Water report author, Bob Sandford talked water policy with British Columbians on CBC Radio British Columbia’s BC Almanac Tuesday October 18. Listen to the podcast, which can be downloaded here, or from our News Clippings page. Catch Bob live this month: Toronto, Ontario – Monday, October 24 Waterloo, Ontario – Tuesday, October 25 Montreal, […]

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Follow the water: Significant concerns in Nova Scotia over infrastructure and sea level rise

Follow the water: Significant concerns in Nova Scotia over infrastructure and sea level rise

ACT Water author Bob Sandford’s most recent stops on the FLOW cross-Canada tour were in Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia, where he heard about concerns from multiple groups including First Nations about the future of their province in terms of water and climate change – a very similar response to that Bob heard in Saskatchewan. […]

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