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Great Lakes Water Compact – Update

Via Water Wired, news that the Great Lakes Compact is one step closer to reality. As the article notes, all eight US Great Lakes Basin states have approved the measure; Congress now has to give its blessing. The Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec have signed on. Although Quebec does not border any of the […]

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Water War Brewing? Canada, U.S., NAFTA, and Water Exports

Niagara This Week offered an interesting article touching on many issues, including whether or not NAFTA protects water exports from Canada. As the report notes: “… millions of U.S. residents living in places such as California, Nevada, and Arizona could soon be looking this way with a hungry glint in their eye. And it won’t […]

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The Great Lakes Mirage…

As reported by The Buffalo News, pressure from parched areas who are beginning to eye the Great Lakes water supply is increasing as sources of fresh water dry up and demand rises.  As the article notes: “…A growing population and a warmer world are pressuring the country’s water supply. And that pressure raises a question: […]

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Water: Oil of this Century (2)

Via The Christian Science Monitor, an interesting report on whether water – as Dow Chemical Chairman Andrew Liveris told the World Economic Forum in February – “is the oil of this century.” As the article notes: “…Cyprus will ferry water from Greece this summer. Australian cities are buying water from that nation’s farmers and building […]

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The Great Lakes – Another Aral Sea?

Reading Toronto recently published a provocative report which contemplated the possibility that the havoc exploitative policies caused on the Aral Sea’s once seemingly robust ecosystem could conceivably emerge in North America if various jurisdictions (i.e. Canada, the U.S., various states & provinces) manage the Great Lakes with selfish, short-terms views in mind.  As the article […]

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Geo-Strategic Implications of Dwindling Water Resources

Noticed an interesting report on the geo-strategic implications of climate change put together by The CNA Corporation, a nonprofit institution that conducts in-depth, independent research and analysis.  CNA brought together eleven retired three-star and four-star admirals and generals to provide advice, expertise and perspective on the impact of climate change.  Here is what the report […]

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