Water Exports

WATER EXPORTS became a contentious political and environmental issue in BC during the 1990s. Though bulk export of fresh water has not yet occurred, it seems possible that fresh water might one day be traded, like oil and timber, given world population growth rates and the inadequate distribution of fresh water globally. Canada is fortunate to have roughly 9% of the world's fresh-water resources, and BC enjoys the largest share of any province. For many decades the arid regions of America's...

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