Border Flows: A Century of the Canadian-American Water by Lynne Heasley,Daniel Macfarlane

By Lynne Heasley,Daniel Macfarlane

Declining entry to clean water is likely one of the twenty-first century’s such a lot urgent environmental and human rights demanding situations, but the fight for water isn't really a brand new reason. The 8,800-kilometer border dividing Canada and the U.S. includes greater than 20 percentage of the world’s overall freshwater assets, and Border Flows strains the century-long attempt by means of Canada and the us to regulate and deal with their ecologically and economically shared rivers and lakes. Ranging around the continent, from the nice Lakes to the Northwest Passage to the Salish Sea, the histories in Border Flows supply serious insights into the historic fight to deal with those very important waters. From a number of views, the ebook unearths substitute paradigms in water heritage, legislation, and coverage at scales from the neighborhood to the transnational. scholars, involved voters, and policymakers alike will enjoy the classes to be stumbled on alongside this serious foreign border.

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