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Fight to the Last Drop: A Glimpse into Alberta's Water Future

Fight to the Last Drop: A Glimpse into Alberta's Water Future

This report reviews Alberta's framework for dealing with water scarcity and examines some recent, highly controversial water supply schemes that may offer a glimpse into Alberta's future. Two case studies of water scarcity from 2007 in southern Alberta illustrate the troubling public policy issues to be addressed.

With population and economic growth continuing to surge in the province, dramatic changes in how water is used and who uses it are inevitable. And, as elsewhere, the reallocation of water could benefit certain people, communities and industries while harming others and the environment.

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