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A critical analysis of Agrivision's report : Critical analysis of water wealth : a fifty year water development plan for Saskatchewan

2006

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It is time to drought proof the province, protect and sustain the natural environment and build a new rural economy for the next generation of children in the province based on developing the Saskatchewan’s underutilized water resources” (p. [...] One final note on the political-economic aspects of Agrivision report: The report urges massive privatization—transferring ownership and control of the province’s water infrastructure to the private sector, and with that infrastructure, transferring effective ownership and control of the water itself. [...] It is time to drought proof the province, protect and sustain the natural environment and build a new rural economy for the next generation of children in the province based on developing the Saskatchewan’s underutilized water resources.” (pp. [...] Irrigation, on the other hand, does not return the water to the river (except in the most indirect of ways: through evaporation and rainfall and the hydrological cycle). [...] Those wanting to fully appreciate the breathtaking scope of the continental re-plumbing project envisioned by the 1972 Water Supply for the Saskatchewan Nelson Basin study are encouraged to view the map on page 141 of the Agrivision report.

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agriculture environment politics economics sustainability wetlands economy flood conservation water drought environmental impact assessment natural resources resources ecology ecosystems employment rivers water resources oil ecosystem economic sector sustainable water use agricultural resource water-supply dam

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