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Water supply and demand on the South Saskatchewan

Environmental Law Centre Staff Counsel Jason Unger looks at the South Saskatchewan River Basin in Alberta Water Supply Study and wonders why there is no corresponding report on "demand side management":

This choice between supply and demand in how we manage water allocations must be front and centre for any water allocation review undertaken by government.   Should we continue to dam (or damn) rivers and expand irrigation or should we cap irrigation and shift to behaviours that respect environmental constraints (however inadequate they might be)?

Posted August 9, 2010 by AEN

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