A new report released by the Canada West Foundation concludes that Alberta has the chance to become an international leader in water resource management, but the time is now and we shouldn’t let the opportunity pass us by. The report explores Alberta’s waterscape, water supply and demand issues and the province’s growing vulnerability.

The study is the first in a larger series of research papers exploring financial or market-based mechanisms for sustainable water resource management, an Alberta Water Research Institute (AWRI) project managed by the Canada West Foundation, entitled The Value of Water.

A series of informative excerpts from the report providing interesting facts about the earth’s water, climate change issues and the evolution of water policy in Alberta are available to provide a snapshot of what this report offers and to get people thinking about Canada’s water situation: