Canadian Council of the Federation – logo (360p)
Premiers direct their Ministers to use the Water Charter as a guide in their work; and challenge individual Canadians, businesses and governments to do better.
With water shortages constraining food production growth, the world needs an effort to raise water productivity similar to the one that nearly tripled land productivity over the last half-century. Since 70 percent of world water use is devoted to irrigation, raising irrigation efficiency is central to raising water productivity overall.
Premier Gordon Campbell (120p)
The western premiers and territorial leaders have agreed to a Water Charter that makes protecting the resource a priority.
Coming Era of Water Scarcity Will Prompt Global Industrial Transformation, According to Survey of International Experts
Acute water shortages will change strategy, business operations; depletion of global water resources is more rapid, severe, and complex than anticipated.
Water resources, even in developed nations like the United States, are being threatened by climate change, drought, population growth, waste and the growing demand for energy, which requires enormous amounts of water.
Participants from science, European institutions, research funding agencies and the private sector called on politicians to force integrated research in the water sector, on researchers for launching joint initiatives and for looking behind the water cycle.
Liz Hendricks (120p)
Because of the infrastructure deficit, communities cannpt afford huge capital costs to continually expand water treatment facilities and handling systems.
POLIS logo (120p)
The POLIS Project investigated water supply contexts and water conservation programs in California.
Dive into the Dynamic World of Water: Sustainable Water Management Reaching top of Global Business Agenda
Water for Business – cover
The report identifies 16 initiatives or tools, driven by business leaders, civil society and governments, which have emerged since 2006; and includes a glossary of water terms. A matrix characterizes them in terms of the main issue of concern, geographic focus, leading agent and multi-stakeholder approach.
Dalhousie University’s Eco-Efficiency Centre publishes Industrial Best Practices for Water Management Guide
The report covers the current state of water management in industrial parks and discusses the implications that inefficient water use can have on operating costs and public perceptions of environmental responsibility.