Global Issues in Water Policy

Water Policy and Governance in Canada

Editors: Renzetti, Steven, Dupont, Diane P. (Eds.)

  • 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
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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.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Renzetti, Steven (et al.)

    Pages 3-11

  • The Hydrological and Policy Contexts for Water in Canada

    Mitchell, Bruce

    Pages 13-28

  • Water Policy in Canada

    Horbulyk, Ted

    Pages 29-43

  • Changing Currents: A Case Study in the Evolution of Water Law in Western Canada

    Brandes, Oliver M. (et al.)

    Pages 45-67

  • Reconciliation and Relationality in Water Research and Management in Canada: Implementing Indigenous Ontologies, Epistemologies, and Methodologies

    Castleden, Heather (et al.)

    Pages 69-95

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eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-42806-2
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-42805-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Water Policy and Governance in Canada
Editors
  • Steven Renzetti
  • Diane P. Dupont
Series Title
Global Issues in Water Policy
Series Volume
17
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-42806-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-42806-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-42805-5
Series ISSN
2211-0631
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 456
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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