Nicholas Parker, BEI Spokesperson and Senior Advisor, introduces a new BEI report "Canada as the Water Solutions Country" during his presentation at the Connecting Water Resources (CWR) 2013 Conference on March 31, 2013 in Ottawa organized by the Canadian Water Network. The presentation focuses on Canada's water-related opportunities, strengths and potential next steps in the global water context. Click here for accompanying PowerPoint slides.MORE Video ↴
The Blue Economy Initiative released the paper, Canada as the Water Solutions Country: Defining the Opportunities, during Canadian Water Network's national conference Connecting Water Resources 2013: Changing the Water Paradigm in Ottawa today. A key theme of the conference explored Canada's role in building a global "blue economy". The paper frames a national conversation around the opportunities and benefits of Canada's potential to become a global leader in water innovation and sustainability.Read more >
How do you turn a Gold Bar into a gold mine? The City of Edmonton saw opportunity in offering industry an unlikely treasure: its municipal wastewater.Read more >
Climate change isn’t cheap, and Canada knows it. With governments spending close to $1 billion on flood fighting and victim compensation, severe spring flooding in the Prairie region took the top spot in Environment Canada’s 2011 list of top weather stories. Two years ago, Hurricane Igor hit Newfoundland with 200 millimetresRead more >
Few people would argue against investments to prevent or treat water pollution. But a developing market for water quality trading, credits, and offsets could make a strong economic case for environmental protection.Read more >
GLOBE-Net, July 5, 2012 - Water needs a radical rethink, says Nicholas Parker, Chairman of the Cleantech Group and of the Blue Economy Initiative. "After two hundred years of managing water the same way, we've gotten too comfortable," he says. "The future provokes us to think about what this system means."Read more >
University of Toronto
In this two-day course (September 18-19, 2012), learn how water affects your business’ bottom line and how the business risks can be mitigated. You will be provided with tools to develop opportunities associated with water scarcity and learn how to build a proactive and engaging water strategy for your organization. Join the Blue Economy Initiative among other presenters and special guests.
The 'Water for Life' UN-Water Best Water Management Practices Award is designed to help promote efforts to fulfil international commitments made on water and water-related issues by 2015. The goal is to formally recognize outstanding best practices aime at ensuring the long-term sustainable management of water resources and contribute to the achievement of internationally agreed goals and targets.
By Mark Hillsdon
Reprinted from The Guardian
For many companies the true cost of water is often hidden on the balance sheet, but an effective water management plan can transform the economic prospects of a business.
By Grace Visconti
Reprinted from Digital Journal
Calgary - The 3rd Annual Canadian Water Summit was held in Calgary, Alberta Canada on June 28th at the TELUS Spark new Science Centre. The focus was on the Water-Food-Energy NEXUS and the suggestion for all Canadians to participate in a national dialogue on water.
By Elona Malterre
Reprinted from EnviroLine
Alberta’s nine-year-old Water for Life strategy has improved the province’s water resource management, including greater water conservation and better monitoring, says Alberta’s environment minister. However, Alberta’s financial commitment to water resource management in the future is uncertain. Current spending for water research projects is ending and the Alberta Water Research Institute, along with its management board and international research advisory committee, no longer exists.