Dustin Garrick / @dustingarrick

Philomathia Chair of Water Policy at McMaster University

 

Dustin Evan Garrick is Assistant Professor and Philomathia Chair of Water Policy at McMaster University.  He has written widely on drought, water scarcity and climate change, including opinion editorials in the Globe and Mail, Water Deeply and OpenCanada.  His recent book, Water Allocation in Rivers under Pressure, compares water policy in stressed parts of Australia and the U.S.

Most Recent Posts

Why the thinking and planning around drought is often wrong

Why the thinking and planning around drought is often wrong

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April 22, 2016

By the time droughts make the headlines — like
last year’s events in California and Western Canada — it is largely too late to
prevent costly impacts. Understanding that the phenomenon is neither local nor
synonymous with shortage can help make communities more resilient.

The global nature of a drought

The global nature of a drought

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April 8, 2015

Canada belongs to the economic and geopolitical system impacted by water shortages in California and Brazil. It’s time to take part in the response.