Water and Climate Change: Impacts on Canada and the World

Readings in this collection explores our relationship with water and challenges we face in the coming decades as we try to access enough water to sustain our cities and our farms, particularly in the face of depleted water tables and changing rainfall patterns.

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The Dismal Arithmetic of Water

From: Back to the Well

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In this chapter, de Villiers outlines the anatomy of a water crisis, using the city of Sao Paulo Brazil as an example. He shows how limits in supply and distribution, in concert with growing … 12 $1.20 Add
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Understanding Exposure

From: Resilient Agriculture

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This chapter explores the ways that climate change impacts different regions and different crops, and outlines the effects that environmental changes will have on the highly delicate balance that … 24 $2.40 Add
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The State of Our Groundwater

From: Back to the Well

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In this chapter, de Villiers explores how many parts of the world are being impacted or will be impacted by rapidly diminishing and increasingly polluted groundwater sources. 17 $1.70 Add
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Will Canada’s Future Be Dammed? Site C Could Be the Tip of the Iceberg

From: Damming the Peace

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David Schindler, one of the world’s foremost water ecologists, explains the role of major dams, like Site C in B.C.’s Peace River Valley, in Canada’s climate change strategy. He … 11 $1.10 Add
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The Last Tar Sands Pipeline

From: To Be A Water Protector

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A Pipeline Runs Through It – Sandpiper Timeline – Not Minnesota Nice – Palisade: Let’s Be Good Neighbors – The Necessity Defense – Whispering Dirty Secrets: … 110 $11.00 Add
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Bison, Blue Jays, Rainbow and Walleye

Peace River Biodiversity

From: Damming the Peace

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B.C. wildlife biologist Brian Churchill describes B.C.’s Peace River Valley’s unique biodiversity and what would be destroyed by the Site C dam under construction there. Adjacent to … 16 $1.60 Add
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Five: Cleaning the Coast

From: The Imperilled Ocean

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In readings from this book Journalist Lauren Trethewey explores stories about the many ways in which people around the world interact with the ocean. In this chapter Trethewey discusses efforts … 30 $3.00 Add
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Are Dams Really that Bad?

From: Back to the Well

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In this chapter, de Villiers discusses the controversies surrounding dams and hydroelectricity. Using a variety of case studies, he explores their benefits, as well as their impacts on both … 28 $2.80 Add
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Climate Change

From: Back to the Well

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In this chapter, de Villiers explores the impacts of climate change on our global water supply, including who will be most affected and to what degree. 15 $1.50 Add