Human societies cannot survive, much less thrive, in the absence of reliable sources of fresh water. This reality makes water a resource of immense value. But rarely do we see water being used in a way that reflects that value, particularly in relatively water-rich countries like Canada. On this World Water Day, OpenCanada asked three experts whether the attitudes of Canadians toward water are changing for the better; whether the way we think about water will affect our ability to adapt to climate change-related impacts on supply and demand; and whether Canada can be a global leader on water-related issues.
OpenCanada talked to Dr. Diane Dupont about the effectiveness of putting a price on water.
Risky Attitudes Toward Water
OpenCanada talked to Bernadette Connant about water risk management and how we can better leverage our competitive advantage in water.
Stormy Waters Ahead for Canada
OpenCanada talked to Bob Sandford about the threat posed by water-related impacts of extreme weather.
Securing our Water Wealth
Canada is facing a water governance crisis and needs to look abroad for solutions says Tony Maas.
Are We Running Out Of Water?
Canadian have a way of taking their plentiful water resources for granted. Yes, we have a lot of fresh water, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have to manage it sustainably.
Three Canadian Water Myths
Ralph Pentland, author of Down the Drain: How we are Failing to Protect our Water Resources, debunks three of the biggest myths about Canada’s water resources.