Canada has long been seen as a land of natural bounty — a
country of lush forests, abundant agriculture, and pristine lakes.
Even as the sustainability of many of our resources has been questioned,
Canadians have remained stubbornly convinced of the unassailability
of our water. Mounting evidence suggests, however, that Canadian
water is, in fact, under threat.
Eau Canada assembles the country’s top water experts to discuss
our most pressing water issues. Perspectives from a broad range
of thinkers — geographers, environmental lawyers, former government
officials, aquatic and political scientists, and economists —
reflect the diversity of concerns in water management. Arguing that
weak governance is at the heart of Canada’s water problems,
this timely book identifies our key failings, explores debates over
jurisdiction, transboundary waters, exports, and privatization,
and maps out solutions for a more sustainable future.
Water is arguably the most important resource of our time. How
we govern it today has critical consequences for our future. Eau
Canada provides a powerful discussion of the most controversial
and pressing water issues facing Canadians today.
Bakker is a professor of geography at the University of British