“They Don’t Want Our Water” – first of two excerpts from new book by Chris Wood




Dry Spring: The Coming Water Crisis of North America

The Tyee has published two excerpts from Dry Spring: The Coming Water Crisis of North America,  the new book by Chris Wood.

In the first excerpt, Chris Wood observes that activists routinely assert that U.S. states are “looking toward Canada’s water” as a “quick-fix solution” to regional water crises but rarely if ever identify the states in question.

Perhaps because none exist: no U.S. state agency or government to his knowledge has proposed importing water from Canada as a solution to its own shortage. Southern Nevada, the thirstiest part of the driest state of them all, has a detailed plan for supply that runs past the middle of the century.

Canada is nowhere on the list of options.

To read the complete excerpt from the Tyee, click on this link to They Don’t Want Our Water.

To view the second excerpt in the two-part series, click on this link to The Case for Selling Our Water. To download a copy, click here.


An Introduction to Chris Wood

A full-time writer for over twenty-five years, Chris Wood contributed radio documentaries to CBC and articles to a string of national print publications before joining the staff of Maclean’s in 1985. As National Editor, Business Editor, U.S. and later Pacific-rim correspondent, as national technology Chris woodcorrespondent and a senior writer, Wood contributed scores of cover and inside stories to the magazine. He also managed numerous special projects. For more information on the career accomplishments of Chris Wood, please click here.

Chris Wood is based in B.C.’s Cowichan Valley.In 2006 he wrote a series for The Tyee on global warming and B.C., supported by a $5,000 Tyee Investigative Reporting Fellowship.



The Tyee is an independent publication that went online in November 2003. According to David Beers, Editor, “We’re dedicated to publishing lively, informative news and views, not dumbed down fluff. We, like the tyee salmon for which we are named, roam free and go where we wish.” Over the past three years, The Tyee has attracted some of the best journalists in B.C. who have broken many important stories.


Posted June 2008