Water policy and governance in Canada

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  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Dedication; Foreword; References; Contents; Contributors; Part I: Introduction and Background; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1.1 Background and Objectives; 1.2 Contents of Volume; 1.3 Major Policy Issues Addressed in Volume; 1.3.1 Institutional Fragmentation; 1.3.2 First Nations and Water; 1.3.3 Economic Dimensions of Water; 1.3.4 Transboundary Issues and Canadian Water Management in International Context; 1.3.5 Emerging Issues and Policy Responses; References; Chapter 2: The Hydrological and Policy Contexts for Water in Canada; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Hydrological Context; 2.2.1 Water Quantity
  • 2.2.2 Water Use2.2.3 Water Quality; 2.2.4 Flooding; 2.2.5 Wetlands; 2.2.6 Drought; 2.2.7 Permafrost; 2.3 Policy Context; 2.3.1 Role of Different Levels of Government; 2.3.2 Disengagement by the Federal Government; 2.3.3 Water as a Human Right; 2.4 Implications; References; Chapter 3: Water Policy in Canada; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Scope and Dimensions of the Water Allocation Decision; 3.3 Attributes of Water Allocation Policies; 3.4 Current Water Allocation Practices in Canada; 3.5 Challenges for Effective Water Allocation; References
  • Chapter 4: Changing Currents: A Case Study in the Evolution of Water Law in Western Canada4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Water Jurisdiction and Allocation Systems in Canada; 4.2.1 Jurisdiction Over Water; 4.2.2 Water Allocation Systems and How They Work in Canada; 4.3 The Origins of Western Water Law-Foundational Principles in the Current Context; 4.4 Critiques of Western Water Law; 4.5 The Evolution of Water Law-A Case Study in British Columbia; 4.5.1 British Columbia's New Water Sustainability Act; 4.5.2 Contested Crown Ownership; 4.5.3 First in Time, First in Right (FITFIR) "Off-ramps"
  • 4.5.4 Incentives for Efficiency and Water Sustainability Planning4.5.5 Water for Nature; 4.6 Changing Currents-Toward a Twenty-first Century Approach; References; Chapter 5: Reconciliation and Relationality in Water Research and Management in Canada: Implementing Indigenous Ontologies, Epistemologies, and Methodologies; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Storm Clouds on the Horizon: A Brief Introduction to 500+ Years of Indigenous-Settler Relations; 5.3 Sandbagging Knowledge: Barriers to Integrative Approaches to Water Research and Management; 5.4 Skimming the Surface: What the Literature Tells Us
  • 5.5 Diving Deeper: Indigenous and Western Water Knowledge-Holders Tell Us More5.5.1 We Need to Challenge the Dichotomy Discourse; 5.5.2 We Need to Acknowledge That Power Dynamics Exist; 5.5.3 We Need to Develop Awareness About Indigenous Rights and Indigenous Responsibilities; 5.5.4 We Need Innovative Strategies to Effectively Implement Integrative Water Research and Management; 5.6 Tacking Left, Tacking Right, and Coming About: Policy Implications; 5.7 When Two Waters Meet, Tides Can Turn: Policy Recommendations; 5.8 As Long as the Rivers Flow : Concluding Comments; References
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