The Blue Economy Initiative library contains PDFs from other organizations that help inform the dialogue on water and the economy in Canada. Inclusion of these documents does not constitute endorsement by the Blue Economy Initiative or its partner organizations.
The report highlights the importance of water data for improving decision making in addressing a number of challenges including: water for food production; urban water supply; wastewater treatment; businesses’ water footprint; and climate change impacts, among other challenges.
In January 2012, NRT held a National Water Forum that brought together experts from across Canada to discuss recommendations from an earlier document Charting a Course: Sustainable Water Use by Canada’s Natural Resource Sectors, and to provide advice on how these recommendations could...
This comprehensive analysis by McKinsey & Company anticipates global demands on water withdrawals to increase from 4,500 billion cubic metres in 2010 to 6,350 billion cubic metres in 2030, with 65% of this incremental increase attributed to increased agricultural...
This new report by the National Round Table calls for a “fresh approach to water supply management for natural resource sectors” in Canada. It provides analysis of trends in water use and intensity for Canada’s natural resource sectors and projections to 2030.
This primer provides an overview of conservation-oriented water pricing for decision makers, water utilities and service providers in Canada.
Out of more than 300 companies studied as part of the report, 191 showed high potential business risks related to freshwater. The newly developed water risk filter system in the report is intended to identify water-related risks at an early point in time so...
This sixth edition report aims to enhance understanding of how a comprehensive set of global risks are evolving, how their interaction impacts a variety of stakeholders, and what trade-offs are involved in managing them.
Building on conversations from the Inaugural Canadian Water Summit, The Innovolve Group, with the support of Industry Canada, RBC, Transcontinental and Cascades, authored this report to help businesses and policymakers plan for a future where water will play an increasingly important role
This report describes some of the key mechanisms available to allocate water in times of scarcity, with a particular focus on markets and market mechanisms.