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What Happens When Nunavut’s Rapidly Growing Capital City Runs Out Of Water?

Via Maclean’s, an article on a growing water crisis in Canada’s far North: Steel pipes have been driven and the foundation poured for the biggest capital project Iqaluit has ever seen, yet uncertainty hangs in the air about whether construction of the $50-million hotel and conference centre will be halted due to a water shortage. […]

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Water: One of Canada’s Biggest Potential Exports

Via Business In Vancouver, commentary on how Canadian water could be one of the country’s biggest commodity export opportunities by 2030: It’s 2030, and you are headed to a public hearing on a proposed new pipeline project. Not an oil pipeline, but a freshwater pipeline that would move water from British Columbia to Southern California. […]

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The Case For Canada Selling Its Water

Via Corporate Knights, commentary on the potential for Canada to sell its water:  If you want to see water start a fire, suggest to a Canadian that their country should consider selling any of its very large water reserves – a fifth of all the Earth’s standing surface freshwater, and seven per cent of the […]

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Could A Bulk Water Export Industry Ever Get Underway In Canada?

Via the Calgary Herald, a look at the potential for a bulk water export industry in Canada: An Alaskan company boldly declared earlier this year that it was going to ship tens of millions of litres of pristine water to parched Southern California. It would have represented the first solid evidence that a bulk water industry […]

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Canada Dry?

Via the Vancouver Sun, commentary on Canada’s perception of water and potential issues with a thirsty United States: “Canada has probably one of the largest resources of fresh water in the world. Water is going to be — already is — a very valuable commodity and I’ve always found it odd that Canada is so […]

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Canada’s Water Strategy

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), an interesting analysis of Canada’s water resources: Despite being “water rich,” Canada will experience increasing regional water stress as demographics and climate variability threaten the natural resources in the country’s prairie. Suggestions about the possibility of Canada exporting water will emerge sporadically, as they have in the past. But such […]

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