Dr. David Schindler, Killam Memorial Chair and Professor Emeritus of Ecology at the University of Alberta, delivered a presentation on Western Canada’s Freshwater in a Changing Climate, as a part of the recent symposium “In Deep: A Conversation About Water”, October 3, 2015 in Banff, Alberta, Canada.
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.
Click here to access a copy of the Federal Water Policy in English (pdf).
Click here to access a copy of the Federal Water Policy in French (pdf).
The Program on Water Issues is pleased to release Protocols for Adaptive Water Governance: The Future of the Columbia River Treaty.
The paper, by international treaty experts Nigel Bankes from the University of Calgary and Barbara Cosens from the University of Idaho, explores how flexibility can be achieved within the existing Treaty or outside of it. Through the lens of adaptive water governance, the authors examine existing models from both international and domestic agreements to identify legal mechanisms that allow for flexibility and adaptive capacity in transboundary water agreements.
A summary document is also available. Common Cause: Building Flexibility into the Columbia River Treaty provides a summary of the findings in the paper, highlighting five of the models studied.
The summary document, Common Cause: Building Flexibility into the Columbia River Treaty can be downloaded here.
The full paper, Protocols for Adaptive Water Governance: The Future of the Columbia River Treaty is available here.
Interesting times lie ahead for the Columbia River Treaty (CRT) of 1964 between Canada and the United States. Click here to read more from the recent blog post written by Nigel Bankes, University of Calgary Faculty of Law.
Text of testimony of Owen Saunders on behalf of the Canadian Water Issues Council (CWIC) to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.