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Bulk Water Exports

Given that Canada and the United States share interconnected water systems, there is pressure to send water to serve drought-prone areas in the U.S. through bulk water exports. These projects are tremendously costly, require vast amounts of energy, and pose great threats to watersheds. Bulk water exports and diversions would leave Canada’s water vulnerable to environmental depletion and to international trade challenges that could permanently open the floodgates to parched U.S. states.

St. John's chapter warns against bulk water exports in upcoming NAFTA talks

St. John’s chapter warns against bulk water exports in upcoming NAFTA talks

Gisborne Lake The Council of Canadians St. John's chapter warns that the Trudeau government must reject any discussion of bulk ...
Your election guide to water issues in B.C.

Your election guide to water issues in B.C.

There is nothing more important than clean water. Yet water services and water resources are under growing pressure. Communities across ...
Trudeau's development finance institution could mean P3s, water privatization, more mining

Trudeau’s development finance institution could mean P3s, water privatization, more mining

Finance Minister Bill Morneau The Canadian Press reports, "Canada can do more with less foreign aid spending, says Finance Minister ...
What's needed for water protection in Trudeau’s 2017 budget?

What’s needed for water protection in Trudeau’s 2017 budget?

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives launched its 2017 Alternative Federal Budget, High Stakes, Clear Choices, yesterday. This year's ...
Barlow calls on Trudeau to protect water from NAFTA

Barlow calls on Trudeau to protect water from NAFTA

NAFTA renegotiation must remove all references to water as a tradable good, service or investment. — Maude Barlow (@MaudeBarlow) ...
Economist links Site C dam to NAFTA and bulk water exports

Economist links Site C dam to NAFTA and bulk water exports

Wendy Holm is drawing a link between the Site C dam in northeastern British Columbia and the North American ...
Will the renegotiation of NAFTA include bulk water exports?

Will the renegotiation of NAFTA include bulk water exports?

During the recent U.S. presidential election, Donald J. Trump described the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as "the ...
Barlow refutes bulk water export advocate on CBC Radio's The Current

Barlow refutes bulk water export advocate on CBC Radio’s The Current

Maude Barlow, Parag Khanna CBC Radio's The Current broadcast an interview with Parag Khanna this morning which featured a caution ...