Edmonton Journal - March 1st

In this province, spending energy on water surely must be seen as at least as valuable as the reverse.

Unlike oilsands bitumen, water is a partially renewable resource, but our fresh reserves are under intensifying pressure from booming industry and nation-leading population growth and it is well past time for our deepest thinkers to form a strategy that will provoke responsible governmental policy on preservation and recycling.

If, as some fear, the Redford government is prepared to embrace the concept of a provincewide water market as a means of regulation, it must also address the resulting commodification and potential for a damaging increase in demand. ... Click here to read more.