The Federal Water Policy is a statement of the federal government’s philosophy and goals for the nation’s freshwater resources, and of the proposed ways of achieving them.
A new report from the Alliance for the Great Lakes warns that the region is facing a critical choice about whether the Great Lakes should become a thoroughfare for tar sands crude shipping. The report finds that neither the Great Lakes shipping fleet nor its ports were designed to ship tar sands crude over the Great Lakes, and cites serious gaps in the region’s oil-spill prevention and response policies.
The full report is available for download at http://www.greatlakes.org/document.doc?id=1425.
For more information visit http://www.greatlakes.org/tar-sands/report.
The report of Alberta’s Working Group on Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting, with recommendations on the mandate for the monitoring system, guiding principles, funding mechanisms, implementation and coordination.
The authors of this report argue that governments in Canada should adopt an adaptive, integrative and participatory approach to water governance. In consultation with all levels of government and key stakeholders, Canada should develop a comprehensive national water policy.
The Province of Alberta’s oil sands website, with information on monitoring, regulation and economic impacts.