The compelling case for selling Canada’s water to the U.S.

Americans need water and we have it. Canadians should begin to look at water as a commodity – the blue gold that it is.

The compelling case for selling Canada’s water to the U.S.“Water is more valuable than oil.” Former U.S. President George W. Bush Canada exports huge quantities of water to the United States and all over the world. As the world’s fifth largest exporter of agricultural products – which are composed mainly of water – huge amounts of Canadian water leave the country every day. Whole…

Swirltex’s quest to recycle the toughest waste waters

CEO Melanie McClare talks about its revolutionary technology and the role the Creative Destruction Lab played in growing the company

Swirltex’s quest to recycle the toughest waste watersMelanie McClare is CEO of Swirltex. What is Swirltex and what does it do? McClare: Swirltex is a Canadian water tech startup based in Calgary. Our vision is to unlock opportunities to reuse and recycle the toughest waste waters and decrease the global industrial water footprint. We have developed a revolutionary membrane technology that can…

We’re awash with quality water in Canada

A Fraser Institute study evaluated the quantity and quality of Canada’s freshwater and discovered just a few areas of concern

We’re awash with quality water in CanadaBy Ross McKitrick, Elmira Aliakbari and Ashley Stedman The Fraser Institute It’s difficult to imagine a resource more vital than clean water. It’s essential for human health and contributes to economic and social well-being. To help Canadians understand the status of our water resources, a recent Fraser Institute study evaluated the quantity and quality of…

Emerging from a world of suffering with hope

We can’t wallow in despair. We need to look at what we and others are doing right and emulate what works

Despite what we see in our daily newsfeeds, life on Earth is actually improving. On a global level, we see significant drops in child mortality and increases in life expectancy. According to the World Health Organization, more than one billion people have gained access to safer drinking water since 1990. We also see amazing innovations…

Time to get serious about water quality in First Nation communities

Solving this seemingly intractable problem should be quite simple, but simply increasing funding will only make the problems worse

Time to get serious about water quality in First Nation communitiesPondering the crisis so many First Nations communities face over water quality, you can’t help but think of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge: “Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.” The ironic dilemma of the mariner is obvious in more than 90 per cent of Canada’s First Nations communities. Most…

Uplands Excavating landfill proposal puts water supply at risk

Campbell River City B.C. should point out that it already has two risky ventures in its watershed and another one would be pressing its luck

Uplands Excavating landfill proposal puts water supply at riskQUATHIASKI COVE, B.C./ April 28, 2016/ Troy Media/ - The treasures we have tend to be unnoticed until we lose them. Nothing illustrates this more clearly than clean air and water. The city of Campbell River, B.C. and its surrounding communities will remember the haze of sour pulpmill smog that plagued their air for decades.…

Saving water and repairing roads isn’t sexy . . .

. . . but the money saved can go toward sexy urban amenities

Saving water and repairing roads isn’t sexy . . .TORONTO, ON Sep 28, 2015/ Troy Media/ - As they say in TV newscasts, the following images may be disturbing for some viewers. It will be worse for readers with vivid imaginations. But now that I’m in to my third sentence, you have fair warning. I chose to drive down the Wonderful One Highway in…

Should water be for sale?

There is a case to be made for water being a commodity, as long as it is sold at a price responsive to supply and demand

Should water be for sale?Download this column on the sale of water for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use EDMONTON, AB Jul 20, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Nestlé, the Swiss food and beverage company, is in hot water over, well, water. The case is easy enough to explain: Nestlé sells bottled water.…