Northern Waters – July 23, 2009
We are indeed lucky to have some of the largest renewable freshwater reservoirs on the planet, even more so in comparison with our small population size. Elsewhere in the world, particularly among our neighbours to the south, people would be willing to pay considerable sums to access a small part of this water.
Manitobans Split on Whether to Sell Water to the United States – July 6, 2009
If you live in Winnipeg or are below age 55, you are more likely to favour selling water from Hudson's Bay to the United States; if you live in a rural area or are over 55, you are likely to be opposed. Those are the results of a new poll released by the Frontier Centre for Public Policy and conducted by Probe Research. Overall, 46% of Manitobans favour selling water to the United States and 45% are opposed.
Private Water Management Helps The Poor – March 23, 2009
Only five percent of global water management today is private. It is governments who mismanage and misallocate water to farmers and other special interests, as well as the politically connected, especially in poor countries. Not only does public ownership and management of water resources harm the poor, it also harms the environment by encouraging waste.