PUBLISHED: 23 November 2021      Last Edited: 23 March 2023

The Bog

The Bog is where thoughts, opinions, discussion pieces, and action converge. Influential thinkers from the water community are invited to share their insights on current or controversial water topics. Please note that the views expressed herein are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Alberta WaterPortal.

Guest Columnist: Bill Berzins

May 30, 2008

A Growing Debate – The Value of Water Opinion by Bill Berzins, President of Fossil Water “We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.” Thomas Fuller could very well have been warning Albertans when he coined this popular phrase in 1732. Indeed, as Alberta’s rapid pace of development places new demands on an increasingly scarce resource,…

Guest Columnist: Michal C. Moore

May 29, 2008

Can’t Get No Respect Opinion by Michal C. Moore Water. We can’t live without it, yet we waste it with abandon, we mis-price it, inefficiently allocate it, hoard it, corrupt it and refuse to share, just in case we might lose the historic right we have to it. In one of many paradoxical observations, most of the world is covered…

Guest Columnist: Tom Huffaker

May 23, 2008

Water Exports Opinion by Tom Huffaker, U.S. Consul General As a Californian, I have always known that fresh water is a natural resource that can quickly pass from apparent plenty to scarcity in Western North America. As a Northern Californian, I was weaned on the resentment between the relatively water-rich north and the arid south, to which much Northern water…

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