While international mechanisms are increasingly recognizing the human rights to water and sanitation, states must take action too. Concerns about the human rights to water and sanitation (HRWS) under international law have gained increasing attention in recent years. In Canada, ongoing water … [Read more...]
The Alberta Water Council and Consensus Decision-Making
The Alberta Water Council is interesting because of its role and how it makes decisions - by consensus only. This article is about two things. First it briefly describes the Alberta Water Council. Second, it talks about consensus decision-making – a way groups can work together toward a common goal … [Read more...]
NAFTA vs. CUSMA: Is Canada’s water a good or a right?
The impact of the new CUSMA on Canada's water, as compared to NAFTA's provisions, remains to be seen. While Canada has 20% of the world’s freshwater, less than half of this freshwater (7%) is renewable. The world, including our American neighbours, is struggling with water crises in many places. As … [Read more...]