Climate Change Adaptation and Water Governance: Briefing Paper for Decision Makers

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Date created
2011-10-04
Authors/Contributors
Contributor: Morton, Cedar
Contributor: Robinson, Jon
Contributor: Ord, Asrai
Contributor: Martens, Linsay
Abstract
Since there is less confusion and debate in Canada about the importance of water than many other resources, the affirmation of a new “water ethic” could be a means of ultimately achieving greater adaptive capacity to climate change, while generating a great many other lasting social, economic and environmental benefits along the way. This, however, will require new governance structures that break down existing jurisdictional fragmentation and institutional territoriality. The breaking down and reformation of governance related to the management of water will, in itself, require a high degree of committed and effective collaboration among jurisdictions.
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A report from ACT (Adaptation to Climate Change Team), based at Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of the Environment.
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ISBN: 978-1-77287-030-5
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No
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