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Water Policy and Governance in Canada

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  • Adopts the viewpoints of diverse disciplines, including economics, geography, political science, law, engineering, public health, environmental studies, and social justice

  • Tackles complex issues addressed by leading authorities in a nontechnical language

  • Includes comparisons with other countries and forward-looking perspectives

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Global Issues in Water Policy (GLOB, volume 17)

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Table of contents (23 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction and Background

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Introduction

      • Steven Renzetti, Diane P. Dupont
      Pages 3-11
    3. Water Policy in Canada

      • Ted Horbulyk
      Pages 29-43
  3. Economics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 179-179
    2. Water Valuation

      • Diane P. Dupont, Wiktor L. Adamowicz
      Pages 181-199
    3. Water Pricing in Canada

      • Steven Renzetti
      Pages 201-212
  4. Politics and Governance/Management

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 213-213
    2. The Politics of Water Policy Development in Canada

      • B. Timothy Heinmiller
      Pages 215-229
    3. Managing the Fraser River Basin

      • David Marshall, Steve Litke, Theresa Fresco
      Pages 249-267
    4. Indigenizing Water Governance in Canada

      • Lori E. A. Bradford, Nicholas Ovsenek, Lalita A. Bharadwaj
      Pages 269-298

About this book

This book provides an insightful and critical assessment of the state of Canadian water governance and policy. It adopts a multidisciplinary variety of perspectives and considers local, basin, provincial and national scales. Canada’s leading authorities from the social sciences, life and natural sciences address pressing water issues in a non-technical language, making them accessible to a wide audience.

Even though Canada is seen as a water-rich country, with 7% of the world’s reliable flow of freshwater and many of the world’s largest rivers, the country nevertheless faces a number of significant water-related challenges, stemming in part from supply-demand imbalances but also a range of water quality issues. Against the backdrop of a water policy landscape that has changed significantly in recent years, this book therefore seeks to examine water-related issues that are not only important for the future of Canadian water management but also provide insights into transboundary management, non-market valuation of water, decentralized governance methods, the growing importance of the role of First Nations peoples, and other topics in water management that are vital to many jurisdictions globally. The book also presents forward-looking approaches such as resilience theory and geomatics to shed light on emerging water issues.

Researchers, students and those directly involved in the management of Canadian waters will find this book a valuable source of insight. In addition, this book will appeal to policy analysts, people concerned about Canadian water resources specifically as well as global water issues. 

Keywords

  • Canadian water management
  • Drinking water policy
  • Water-related challenges
  • Water supply demand
  • Resilience and water
  • water law
  • water policy

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Economics and Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, Brock University, St. Catharines, Canada

    Steven Renzetti, Diane P. Dupont

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Buying options

eBook
USD 139.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-42806-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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Softcover Book
USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)