POWI’s work focuses on the need to prevent bulk water diversions and export and how it can be achieved.
Diversion proposal doesn’t hold water
Water expert, Frank Quinn rebuts the Montreal economic Institute proposal for bulk water export of Quebec's northern rivers to the US on technical, economic and ecological grounds.
A description of a model federal statute to preserve Canada's waters from bulk removal, a statute that would be both consistent with Canada's trade obligations and respectful of the roles of different levels of government within Canada. To see the related POWI event, please click here.View ▸
Explores recent events relating to water export, including increasing water supply problems in the U.S. and Mexico, recent activities in Canada and the U.S. that promote the export of water from Canada, the myths of water abundance in Canada, the Security and Prosperity Partnership, and the water-energy nexus in a continental context. To see the related POWI event, please click here.View ▸
An in-depth historical analysis of the water export issue, including the many complex factors that have led us to today's unsettled legal and policy regime.View ▸
An exchange between Canadian and American water experts Ralph Pentland and Jim Olson about the development of policy governing water diversion from the Great Lakes. To see the related POWI event, please click here.View ▸