Canadian Water Politics: Conflicts and Institutions (Paperback)
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Short Description for Canadian Water Politics Explores the nature of water use conflicts in Canada and the need for institutional designs and reforms to meet the governance challenges. This book presents an overview of the properties of water, the nature of water uses, and the institutions that underpin water politics.
- Published: 31 December 2008
- Format: Paperback 360 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780773534698 ISBN 10: 0773534695
Full description for Canadian Water Politics
Water, an increasingly valuable multiple-use resource, is the source of continuing conflict in Canada and abroad. Its use and control presents significant challenges to governments, stakeholders, and citizens. "Canadian Water Politics" explores the nature of water use conflicts and the need for institutional designs and reforms to meet the governance challenges now and in the future. The editors present an overview of the properties of water, the nature of water uses, and the institutions that underpin water politics.Contributors highlight specific water policy concerns and conflicts in various parts of Canada and cover issues ranging from the Walkerton drinking water tragedy, water export policy, Great Lakes pollution, St Lawrence River shipping, Alberta irrigation and oil production, and fisheries management on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Canada - with its Great Lakes, three oceans, and border with the US - provides an ideal reference point for studying water use rivalries, conflicts, and governance. By exploring the controversies surrounding water management in Canada, "Canadian Water Politics" is an essential source for citizens, officials, academics and students, and contributes to our understanding of natural resource management and environmental policy at home and globally.