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Charting a Course: Sustainable Water Use by Canada’s Natural Resource Sectors

Charting A Course Sustainable Water Use by Canadas Natural Resource Sector1.pdf

Year of Report: 2011

Author: National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (Canada)


Water, the defining component of ecosystems across Canada, is integral to the development and prosperity of Canada’s natural resource sectors. Water drives the natural resource sectors’development and operations. The natural resource sectors are, and will continue to be, the most significant water users in Canada. The sustainable development of our natural resources requires careful and informed consideration of what development may mean for our water resources. It is critical that in setting the right conditions to ensure prosperous economies through development of our natural resources, we also ensure the protection and health of our aquatic ecosystems. To understand how Canada can ensure sustainable water use by the natural resource sectors, the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) set out to explore four areas related to quantitative water use by the natural resource sectors.

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