Going with the Flow? Evolving Water Allocations and the Potential and Limits of Water Markets in Canada

February 2009

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. It highlights some of the advantages and disadvantages, as well as recent experiences in jurisdictions—such as Alberta—that have begun to include markets formally in their water allocation framework. To access this report on the Conference Board of Canada website click here.

Oliver M Brandes
Linda Nowlan
Katie Paris

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