Jan 312019
 

A “SCROLL THROUGH” INDEX, IN CONTINUOUS UPDATE

WHAT QUESTIONS DO YOU HAVE ABOUT THE TAKING OF WATER FOR PROFIT? 

ORIGIN OF INDEX:   2019-01-28   The “Strathcona Resolution” B.C. 

 

If  your topic is not in the Index, use the Comments at bottom to say so.  Thanks!

As at March, 22, 2019

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ABORIGINAL TITLE, WATER . . .  see First Nations   (Aboriginal title is an important issue in the protection of water.)

ABSURDITY OF WATER EXPORT FOR PROFIT . . .   see GEROLSTEINER

ACTIONS  . . .  booklet not yet available, p.11, 12, 14.

AGRI-FOOD CANADA,  very significant role   . . .  see under GOVERNMENT, FEDERAL

ALLOCATION OF WATER LICENSES

. . .  2019-01-28   Taking of water for export. Director Brenda Leigh re “First in Time, First in Rights” policy

. . . 2011-10-01   Cash Flow Buying and selling priceless water, from Alberta Views.  Comprehensive article.

TOPICS ADDRESSED:   First In Time, First In Right (FITFIR),  Water licenses, Cash-for-water-rights, CrossIron Mills, Nestle, Okotoks, Sheep River, Bob Sandford, UN Water for Life Decade, Cdn Myth of limitless abundant water,  Water market, Irrigation Districts, some History, over-allocation

what else do we have?  It’s an important issue.  And need to counter use of the word “Rights”.

 

APLUC (Arrowsmith Parks & Land Use Council)  . . . see also under  ORGANIZATIONS   (contact info)

. . .  2019-02-05  From APLUC re  Strathcona Resolution, letter of support sent to . . .  for use as a Template

. . .   2019-02-01 From APLUC: “… with respect to the Water Sustainability Act it is unclear who establishes and monitors “Critical Environmental Flows” in BC waters. Can you clarify this for us? Can you also identify what streams and rivers have had critical environmental flows established?” etc.

RE-do, or do more.  The following are cross-referenced in the INDEX to the above Letter from APLUC, along with a critical question asked, if there is one.   But they are about LAWS & REGULATIONS.  

  • “Critical Environmental Flows”
  • Water Sustainability Act
  • Drinking Water and Watershed Protection Program
  • “Community Watershed”
  • Forest Practices Board
  • Watershed Assessment and Management of Hydrologic and Geomorphic Risk in the Forest Sector, Draft Professional Practice Guidelines
  • Laws
  • French Creek

Feb 7:  With thanks to David Todtman who wrote:

APLUC sent a letter late in the fall of 2018 to the Ministry of Forests requesting a moratorium on logging in the Mt. Arrowsmith watershed. That letter cited concerns regarding recent large clear cuts. The letter expressed concern that the last study of the watershed was 18 years ago. The letter noted there have been great pressures on the watershed in the last 18 years including logging, residential development, and climate change. If I recall correctly the letter also called for a new study of the watershed given these factors.

The current APLUC letter is the response of the Ministry to the December ALPUC letter. The Ministry’s letter can be summed up briefly thus: ‘thank you for your interest.’

The discussion between APLUC and the Ministry relates to some things regarding our work. Here are a couple of thoughts in that regard. The APLUC letter indicates the distinction between ground water and surface water is blurry at best. I was also interested to read the part about the Sunshine Coast logging moratorium and court activity.

AQUIFER WATER  . . .  see GROUNDWATER  (as distinct from “surface” water which includes man-made reservoirs.)

ARAL SEA  . . .  see  DESTINATION, Look where we’re headed

. . .  also in

2019-01-24 Export of Water, for profit. Economic argument. “You cannot give up something that gives you income”. In a system that measures success by expansion – – every year “more”, always “growth” in sales. When the product is water? (Submission to Strathcona District Board)

AVICC  (Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities) . . .  see under GOVERNMENT, REGIONAL

BAKKER, KAREN    – –  https://karenbakker.org/

Director of the Program on Water Governance at the University of British Columbia.

. . . also see BOOKS & REPORTS  (Eau Canada;  also, Bakker’s work is cited in the Rosenberg Reports)

BARLOW, MAUDE   . . . also see BOOKS

Without all that Maude Barlow is, and has done, we would not have a hope in Hades of achieving our goals for the protection of water.

Personally,  I’d like to dedicate our combined efforts to dismantle the Agri-Food Canada Program for the Export of Water, to Maude.  Here is TO MAUDE!

BOOKLET . . . see COMMUNICATIONS

BOOKMARK TEMPLATE  Stop Water Export   (like a business card, to hand out)   . . .  see TEMPLATES

 

BOOKS & REPORTS

Boiling Point,  by Maude Barlow

From Richard:  I might add that Brenda Leigh – the Strathcona Regional director who put together the water motion – said she got lots of information on water that helped her when preparing the motion,  from Maude Barlow’s excellent book  that we sold her at a CoC booth last Labour Day.

State of our Aquifers 2017,  Groundwater Levels Edition, booklet from the Regional District of Nanaimo  www.dwwp.ca

Water Policy and Governance in Canada – Oct 31 2016

David Todtman, in contact with Diane Dupont,  re Valuation of Water, Feb 3/19

Diane:   As you will see, surface water has been more the focus of this work than ground water.  

David:   Even though our immediate concern is ground water, the abstract suggests it will help us learn more about issues related to how value is assigned to water. 

(Too expensive to buy.  Internet search on the title.  There are on-line excerpts and ways to order excerpts.)
Adopts the viewpoints of diverse disciplines, including economics, geography, political science, law, engineering, public health, environmental studies, and social justice

From the Back Cover

This book provides an insightful and critical assessment of the state of Canadian water governance and policy. It adopts a multidisciplinary variety of perspectives and considers local, basin, provincial and national scales. Canada’s leading authorities from the social sciences, life and natural sciences address pressing water issues in a non-technical language, making them accessible to a wide audience.

Even though Canada is seen as a water-rich country, with 7% of the world’s reliable flow of freshwater and many of the world’s largest rivers, the country nevertheless faces a number of significant water-related challenges, stemming in part from supply-demand imbalances but also a range of water quality issues. Against the backdrop of a water policy landscape that has changed significantly in recent years, this book therefore seeks to examine water-related issues that are not only important for the future of Canadian water management but also provide insights into transboundary management, non-market valuation of water, decentralized governance methods, the growing importance of the role of First Nations peoples, and other topics in water management that are vital to many jurisdictions globally. The book also presents forward-looking approaches such as resilience theory and geomatics to shed light on emerging water issues.

Researchers, students and those directly involved in the management of Canadian waters will find this book a valuable source of insight. In addition, this book will appeal to policy analysts, people concerned about Canadian water resources specifically as well as global water issues.

To the Last Drop, author Michael Keating,   Toronto : Macmillan of Canada, c1986.  . . .  see also CORRUPTION  (Free Trade Deals, Simon Reisman & Brian Mulroney)

Keating was from Windsor, became a G&M reporter on the environment.  Internationally respected,  Did good reporting on the Berger Commission – – remember Tom Berger who set a high water mark for consultation with indigenous people – –  Northerners  over the MacKenzie Valley pipeline – – Berger travelled for months in the Arctic with interpreters.  Was determined that these people needed to provide input, and they could not do it if the Commission did not travel out to them.

To the Last Drop established Keating as an authority – the book is considered “a classic” in its field.   I have remained curious about whatever happened to Keating.  He continued to be involved in the issue of pollution of the Great Lakes, but there’s not a whole lot about him.  Might have died?

I tracked him down, Meridian Dam battle – – would have been about 2001  – – to talk to him about the Old Boys’ Club meeting that Simon Reisman spoke at.  It’s written about in the book.   Very damning, in my mind.  I must have given away my copy of the book in one of the moves.  (Reisman – – Chief Negotiator for FTA, he and Mulroney responsible for last minute removal of the Exemption for Water in the Trade Agreement)

Keating was unwilling to talk about any of it.   He had taken  a bad hit with the publication of To the Last Drop, from the powers-that-be.   As you can imagine.   What Reisman had to say to “the old boys” was shocking, given his role in the FTA.   The man negotiating on Canada’s behalf, Mulroney’s appointee, who claimed that Canada HAD to give up the exemption on water at the 11th hour, in order to get an Agreement, or it would have been game over for the FTA – – telling the Big Money Boys how much money there was to be made by selling Canadian water to the U.S.

TO THE LAST DROP: CANADA AND THE WORLD’S WATER CRISIS.

Copies in the York University Library, also U Manitoba, Australia., ….

https://umanitoba.ca/outreach/cm/docs/cmarchive/vol15no2/revtothelastdrop.html 

It is a paradox. Canada has one-seventh of the world’s fresh water and yet we are fast approaching a time when we will have a shortage of safe, clean water. On every side we seem intent on destroying this natural resource through carelessness or outright disregard for the environment. The discouraging part is that the pattern shows no sign of changing. We continue to speed toward a national and global water crisis.

Keating has explored the question of diminishing water resources in great detail. An award-winning environmental writer for The Globe and Mail, he brings to this study a thorough knowledge of his topic, plus the ability to write in a way non-specialists will appreciate. Early chapters in To the Last Drop examine the nature of the pollution that affects our water and the extent to which Canadian sources have been damaged. The central part of the book focuses on specific aspects, such as pollution of the Great Lakes, acid rain, the effects of climate change, water diversion schemes, and ownership questions. Keating brings his study to a close by looking at what has been done to deal with the problem, and what remains to be done. His conclusion: we must act quickly or face serious consequences.

To The Last Drop has a great deal to offer to students. The author has provided background information hut has kept the book accessible for students by avoiding a strong scientific focus. The broad topic coverage will make the book useful in many situations. Appendices offer up-to-date statistics and sources for more information. In short, the book will make a valuable addition to a collection. Recommended.

Graham A.Draper, Longstaff S.S., Richmond Hill, Ont.

ABORIGINAL TITLE IS AN IMPORTANT ASPECT IN THE PROTECTION OF WATER.  Two very good books,  from under  FIRST NATIONS, JURISDICTION AND ACTIVISM:

The Haida Gwaii Lesson; A Strategic Playbook for Indigenous Sovereignty, by Mark Dowie, 2017.

2004-11-18  Supreme Court of Canada decision, Haida Nation v. British Columbia, Terri-Lynn Williams, Haida Gwaii lawyer, sucessfully argued aboriginal title, tree farm licenses.

Pages 110-116 are specifically related to the court case, Haida Nation v. British Columbia. The book itself is an eye-opener for Canadians.

 Page 162:  Under “WHEREAS  b.   (EBM)  Ecosystem Based Management – – is talked about elsewhere in the book, too,  I believe.

“Unsettling Canada, A National Wake-up Call”, by Arthur Manuel & Grand Chief Ronald Derrickson   . . . 

an engaging page-turner, for every Canadian to read.

2007-03-14  Water: valuable & important document, Rosenberg Report

2007-03-25  Water: Lessons For Canada, Report 2, Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy

2006-12-05   BOOK, Eau Canada: The Future of Canada’s Water by Karen Bakker &  Water: now in the hands of Dept Industry and Resources.

 

 

BOTTLED WATER INDUSTRY   

     . . .   see also EXPORT;      . . .   see also LOCATIONS

In general . . .   (booklet not yet available, p.16  (BOTTLED WATER INDUSTRY, David’s input))

Largest bottlers in the world, who are they? . . . booklet not yet available, p.2

Plants in Canada  . . .  see LOCATIONS

Water Bottlers’ Association (yes B.C., but Canada ?)  . . .

Weakness, single use plastics, public awareness, . . . (booklet not yet available, p.16  (BOTTLED WATER INDUSTRY, David’s input))

 

The “BOWSER STRATEGY”  (Stop Ocean Sewage – SOS) . . .  booklet not yet available, p.11 – 12   Signs? (Stop Water Export?) start going up on private property – sometime?

BRIBERY? COLLUSION? EXCHANGE OF FAVOURS?  . . . see CORRUPTION

CAMPAIGNS  . . .  see ACTIONS

“CASH FOR WATER RIGHTS”,  Alberta example, CrossIron Mills . . .  see ALLOCATION OF . . .

CHINA, DEMAND FOR BOTTLED WATER  . . .  booklet not yet available, p.7 (from Agri-food Canada, “CONCLUSION”)

CLIMATE BREAK-DOWN  . . . booklet not yet available, p.14

. . .   2019-02-19   Implications for export of water,  Opinion Poll Results on Climate Change, David Todtman

. . .  (To be done – quote the sources.  Look under “Locations”)  Drought and forest fires in B.C., associated with climate change and lowered water levels, fueled the anger around Hope, B.C. over the taking of water for profit by Nestle.

. . .  Area wells running dry in summer, associations with climate change, helped drive the resistance that shut down the attempted water bottling at Merville.  Subsequently the “Strathcona Resolution” was passed, calling on the Government to stop the taking of groundwater for export.

. . .  In Ontario, (Wellington – Aberfoyle)  it was again drought that coalesced the opposition against for-profit taking of water.  It led to a provincial moratorium.

(MORATORIUMS . . .  see under LAWS)

COLONIZING FACTOR  . . . booklet not yet available, p.6

COMMUNICATIONS

. . . Booklet

. . . Email

. . . FaceBook

. . . Presentations

. . . Zine

“COMMUNITY WATERSHED”

see under APLUC, Letter to Government, Feb 2019.

 ” . . .  we are uncertain what particular protection measures are accorded to such watersheds.   . . .  if moratoria are not acceptable to the provincial government or the courts, what other avenues are open to communities or citizens who wish to protect their drinking water and ecosystems other than the Acts and regulations cited in your letter?”

CONFERENCE ON WATER, APRIL 12 – 14,  2019, PARKSVILLE . . . booklet not yet available, p.11  (ACTIONS)

CONFLICT-OF-INTEREST . . .  see CORRUPTION

CORRUPTION

Corporate Mapping Project    Corporate mapping for water export?

Judge (2016) says it’s misfeasance,  “Kafkaesque Abuse of Power in Former B.C. Government”  (Vander Zalm)

2016-06-17 Water export, Vander Zalm, Four reports, 1 CanLii Comment: B.C. government guilty of misfeasance in long-running water dispute; B.C. businessman waged a two-decade legal battle against his province. A judge finally sided with him; Province appeals damning water export case; Premier Bill Vander Zalm and the Water War Crimes

From the other side (California),  the L.A. Times:

1991-03-22 Raining on Water Importer’s Parade: Drought: The latest series of storms may have doused chances that a Santa Barbara firm will get a large contract to import water from Fanny Bay, Vancouver Island, Canada.

2018-01-22 Video:  TimberWest and Professional Reliance, Great Bear Rainforest, Tavish Campbell.

  EBM, corruption through de-regulation and Orwellian new speak.

Track down Tavish.  Get an update.  Connect.

The “Strathcona Resolution” is a continuation of the battle for control of the water in Canada.   CORRUPTION is a constant factor.  For our purposes,  how about if we limit the “history” to the period starting in about 1980.

Free Trade Agreements

REMOVAL of the EXEMPTION on WATER that was in the Draft copy of the FTA (Free Trade Agreement)

Information scattered.  When time permits,  I’ll make one consolidated posting on the ROLE OF SIMON REISMAN AND BRIAN MULRONEY.  For now,

2017-05-18 Trade Deals (NAFTA), “Infrastructure spending” and Water shortages in the U.S. Simon Reisman, Michael Keating “Water to the Last Drop”. Canada – U.S. War over Water.

      see also under BOOKS, To the Last Drop – – – more details.

2019-01-24 Export of Water, for profit. Economic argument. “You cannot give up something that gives you income”. In a system that measures success by expansion – – every year “more”, always “growth” in sales. When the product is water? (Submission to Strathcona District Board)

 

CRITICAL ENVIRONMENTAL FLOWS”  . . .   see Letter to Government, Feb 1/19, under APLUC,  “who establishes and monitors “Critical Environmental Flows”?

COURT RULINGS . . . see under LAWS 

CUMBERLAND REGIONAL DISTRICT . . . see COMOX VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT (CVRD) under GOVERNMENT, REGIONAL

DESTINATION, Look where we’re headed  . . .  booklet not yet available, p.10

DRINKING WATER AND WATERSHED PROTECTION PROGRAM”  (Regional District)

monitoring water quality in various rivers and streams in this part of Vancouver Island. . . . However, this monitoring program may not be thorough enough to measure the specific effects of logging and other land altering activities in the upper watershed.

see under APLUC, Letter to Government, Feb. 2019

DIVERSION OF WATER ROBS SALISH SEA OF FRESH WATER  (Aral Sea, Salton Sea). . .  booklet not yet available, p.10.    Related to:

2019-01-24 Export of Water, for profit. Economic argument. “You cannot give up something that gives you income”. In a system that measures success by expansion – – every year “more”, always “growth” in sales. When the product is water? (Submission to Strathcona District Board)

 

ECONOMICS of  WATER EXPORT  . . . see  2019-01-24 Export of Water, for profit. Economic argument. “You cannot give up something that gives you income”. In a system that measures success by expansion – – every year “more”, always “growth” in sales. When the product is water? (Submission to Strathcona District Board)

EBM  (ECOSYSTEM BASED MANAGEMENT)

. . . see under CORRUPTION,  video re Timber West.

. . .  see also under BOOKS, “The Haida Gwaii Lesson; A Strategic Playbook for Indigenous Sovereignty

Page 162:  Under “WHEREAS  b.   (EBM)  Ecosystem Based Management – – is talked about elsewhere in the book, too,  I believe.

ELECTIONS,  see also GOVERNMENTS

Federal, October 21, 2019 . . .  booklet not yet available, p.11, 13

Provincial General Elections, B.C. . . . every four years, 3rd Saturday in October

EMPOWERMENT . . . booklet not yet available, p.17  (STRATEGIES)

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS

Water export robs the Salish Sea and its estuaries, of fresh water inflow  . . .  see DIVERSION OF WATER ROBS SALISH SEA OF FRESH WATER  (Aral Sea, Salton Sea)

(Research on rising salinity?  On thermal changes?  Impact on fisheries)

Shoreline chemistry is very complicated

Add – – –

ENVIRONMENTAL COSTS, WHAT ARE THEY?  WHO PAYS FOR THEM?

EXEMPTION on TRADE IN WATER  . . . see CORRUPTION, FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS

EXPORT

. . .  see also HISTORY

. . . see also DIVERSION OF WATER ROBS SALISH SEA OF FRESH WATER  (Aral Sea, Salton Sea)

. . . see also CORRUPTION

To where?  . . .  booklet not yet available, p.1

From which provinces, territories?  . . .  booklet not yet available, p.2

Dollar value of Export Market  . . .  booklet not yet available, p.2,   p.16  (BOTTLED WATER INDUSTRY, David’s input)

Volume of Water Exported  . . .

Broken down by:

bottled water export

bulk export via pipeline

bulk export via tanker

FANNY BAY  . . .  see LOCATIONS

FEDERAL ELECTION   . . .  see ELECTIONS

FEES FOR WATER BOTTLERS  . . .  (Ontario, 2018) Fees for bottlers of water jump from $3.71 to $503.71 per  (from 2018-11-19 Layoffs at Nestlé’s Aberfoyle water bottling plant, Guelph Mercury

 

FIRST IN TIME FIRST IN RIGHT (FITFIR), ALLOCATION OF WATER  . . .   see  ALLOCATION OF WATER LICENSES

FIRST NATIONS, JURISDICTION AND ACTIVISM, protection of land, water and forests

Haida Gwaii . . . booklet not yet available, p.5    (Reference:  2004-11-18 Supreme Court of Canada decision, Haida Nation v. British Columbia, Terri-Lynn Williams, Haida Gwaii lawyer, sucessfully argued aboriginal title, tree farm licenses.

Reference, book “The Haida Gwaii Lesson; A Strategic Playbook for Indigenous Sovereignty, by Mark Dowie, 2017.

Pages 110-116 are specifically related to the court case, Haida Nation v. British Columbia. The book itself is an eye-opener for Canadians.

Reference, an engaging page-turner, Aboriginal Title:

“Unsettling Canada, A National Wake-up Call”, by Arthur Manuel & Grand Chief Ronald Derrickson   . . .   p. 17 (STRATEGIES, #11, #15)

2018-11-24   Six Nations and Wellington Water Watchers join forces at Nestle protest, Guelph Today

EXCERPT:

“We’re going to greet them with love anyway because our relatives that make bad decisions need to be welcomed into the community that is making the right ones,” said indigenous activist Eryn Wise of Seeding Sovereignty.

“As indigenous peoples, even though we know it’s not our jobs to be emotional support folks for everyone else, we end up doing it because we are caretakers, we are land defenders and we are people that are going to save this planet,” Wise said.

FOREST PRACTICES BOARD  . . .  see under APLUC,  Letter to Government, Feb 2019

FREE TRADE DEALS, A FACTOR  . . .  booklet not yet available, p.2

. . .  see in   2019-01-24 Export of Water, for profit. Economic argument. “You cannot give up something that gives you income”. In a system that measures success by expansion – – every year “more”, always “growth” in sales. When the product is water? (Submission to Strathcona District Board)

FRENCH CREEK  . . .  see under APLUC, Letter to Government, Feb 2019

GEROLSTEINER, carbonated natural mineral water,  Theatre of the Absurd . . .  (to be done)

GIBBONS, BRUCE . . .  instrumental in the on-going battle,  see under MERVILLE

GISBORNE LAKE, NFLD   export of lake water by tanker (heavy protest stopped it) . . .  see under HISTORY

GLACIERS

. . .  2014-05-22  Island glaciers will disappear in 25 years, scientist says, Times Colonist

. . .  2018-12-15   Submission, International Trade, re Export of Water.

. . .   Decline (melting of)  . . . booklet not yet available, booklet not yet available, p.6, 10 (“Dear Prof Smith”)

. . .    Deceptive labeling by industry  . . . booklet not yet available, p.16  (BOTTLED WATER INDUSTRY, David’s input)

GOOD WORKS PROTECTING WATER, e.g.restoration of salmon-spawn rivers, UNDONE BY GOVERNMENTS  . . . booklet not yet available, booklet not yet available, p.14

 

GOVERNANCE

Program on Water Governance at the University of British Columbia.   See also . . . Bakker, Karen

GOVERNMENTS 

. . .  see also  LEGISLATION, EXPERIENCE & ENFORCEMENT

. . .  see also  GOOD WORKS PROTECTING WATER, UNDONE BY GOVERNMENT

 

GOVERNMENT, FEDERAL

Role in promoting, funding, support for expansion of water export for profit  . . .  booklet not yet available, p.2, 5

International Trade Canada,  role  . . . booklet not yet available, p.5,7

Agri-food Canada, role of  . . .

2018-12-15   Submission, International Trade, re Export of Water.

Documents egregious process, role of Agri-Food Canada, Members of Standing Committee International Trade,  Who the submission is made to, and updates.

 

GOVERNMENT, PROVINCIAL, B.C.

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD)

West Coast Natural Resource Region

Larry Barr, Acting Regional Executive Director

(More to be added)

 

GOVERNMENT, REGIONAL DISTRICTS

UBCM  (Union of B.C. Municipalities)

List of Regional Districts, B.C.

 

 

AVICC  (Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities)

https://avicc.ca/  

(see also under STRATHCONA RESOLUTION to AVICC)

. . .  is the longest established area association under the umbrella of the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM).   The area association was established in 1950. It now has a membership of 53 municipalities and regional districts that stretches from the North Coast Regional District down to the tip of Vancouver Island and includes Powell River, the Sunshine Coast, the Central Coast and the North Coast. The Association deals with issues and concerns that affect large urban areas to small rural communities.

The Annual General Meeting & Convention held in April each year provides members with the opportunity to bring forward issues and concerns from their individual communities through resolutions and debates. . . . AVICC members are encouraged to use this website to keep members quickly updated on issues.

AGM is April 12 – 14, 2019 in Powell River, B.C.

Deadline for members to submit a resolution for AGM:  Feb 7, 2019

COMOX VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT (CVRD) . . . did they pass a Water Export Resolution?  Inquiry sent Jan 17,   and left message Jesse Ketler, Director, T: 250-336-2291; C: 250-898-9085

STRATHCONA REGIONAL DISTRICT . . .  see STRATHCONA

 

GROUNDWATER

(sometimes referred to as “aquifers”, but it includes more than that)

(as distinct from “surface” water which includes man-made reservoirs.)

. . . see also BOOKS,  in the Rosenberg Reports.

RDN booklet “State of the Aquifers”  . . .  booklet not yet available, p.____

Groundwater shortage in California . . . referenced in presentation to RDN, Jan 8, 2019, by Deborah McKinley

https://www.desertsun.com/story/news/environment/2019/01/11/california-farmer-borrego-springs-groundwater-pumping-cuts/2169848002/

https://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/nestle-gets-away-pumping-californias-water-next-nothing/

Trend Lines, aquifer levels   . . .  booklet not yet available, p.14

 

HAIDA GWAII  . . .  see under FIRST NATIONS, HAIDA GWAII (Aboriginal  Title)

HISTORY

. . .  see also BOOKS & REPORTS

. . .  see also MEDIA REPORTS   (chronological  order)

. . . see also article under ALLOCATION OF WATER

Pattern of water development  . . .  booklet not yet available, p.5

Scroll down in:    2019-01-24 Export of Water, for profit. Economic argument. “You cannot give up something that gives you income”. In a system that measures success by expansion – – every year “more”, always “growth” in sales. When the product is water? (Submission to Strathcona District Board) 

to   HISTORY:  THE DETERMINATION TO MAKE WATER ACCESSIBLE FOR MONEY-MAKING PURPOSES GOES BACK TO THE FIRST TRADE DEALS WITH THE U.S.

1991, hundred-million-dollar tanker export from Fanny Bay to U.S.    . . .  court case still in process, 2016

2016-06-17 Water export, Vander Zalm, Four reports, 1 CanLii Comment: B.C. government guilty of misfeasance in long-running water dispute; B.C. businessman waged a two-decade legal battle against his province. A judge finally sided with him; Province appeals damning water export case; Premier Bill Vander Zalm and the Water War Crimes 

And from the other side (California),  L.A. Times:

1991-03-22 Raining on Water Importer’s Parade: Drought: The latest series of storms may have doused chances that a Santa Barbara firm will get a large contract to import water from Fanny Bay, Vancouver Island, Canada.

1999, Gisborne Lake, Newfoundland  . . .  bulk export of water by tanker from remote Gisborne Lake in Newfoundland was almost a national issue.  Newfoundland sets out what it saw as the Federal Responsibility on the issue.  1999-10-02   Newfoundland agrees to ban water export, with Ottawa’s help, CBC

2005-11-11 Americans will be AGGRESSIVELY after our Water, Peter Lougheed, Former Premier of Alberta. In the Globe & Mail

2006-12-05 Water: now in the hands of Dept Industry and Resources.

2011-03-30   Plans to export water, though unpopular, keep springing up

2018-11-24 Six Nations and Wellington Water Watchers join forces at Nestle protest, Guelph Today

EXCERPT:

“We’re going to greet them with love anyway because our relatives that make bad decisions need to be welcomed into the community that is making the right ones,” said indigenous activist Eryn Wise of Seeding Sovereignty.

“As indigenous peoples, even though we know it’s not our jobs to be emotional support folks for everyone else, we end up doing it because we are caretakers, we are land defenders and we are people that are going to save this planet,” Wise said.

HOPE, BC   Nestle water bottling plant, see LOCATIONS

HOW TO SUPPLY DRINKING WATER WHERE LOCAL WATER ISN’T DRINKABLE?  . . .

“IN WHOSE INTEREST?”  . . .

INFRASTRUCTURE COSTS  . . .  what are they?   Who pays for them?

INTERNATIONAL TRADE CANADA . . .  see under GOVERNMENT, FEDERAL

IRRIGATION . . .  see ALLOCATION OF WATER

JURISDICTION for protection of land, water and forests

. . .  see ? LAW  ? GOVERNANCE ?

. . .  see also FIRST NATIONS, HAIDA GWAII (Aboriginal  Title)

LAKE ATHABASCA, on the border between Saskatchewan and the NorthWest Territories,

export of water through a system of dams to the U.S..  . . . see in   2019-01-24 Export of Water, for profit. Economic argument. “You cannot give up something that gives you income”. In a system that measures success by expansion – – every year “more”, always “growth” in sales. When the product is water? (Submission to Strathcona District Board)

 

LAWS & REGULATIONS, ENFORCEMENT, COURT RULINGS

GENERAL and then, by JURISDICTION (Federal, Provincial, Territorial)

to be added:  see under APLUC

GENERAL

What would good legislation look like? . . .  booklet not yet available,  p.____

See also . . .  this heading (LAWS), under  BY JURISDICTION, “B.C.”

See also . . .   STRATHCONA RESOLUTION

See also . . .  under BOOKS,  Water Policy and Governance in Canada

– – – – – – – – – – – – –
Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2019
Subject: we are looking for someone to answer questions about draft legislation

TO:   Dale Dewhurst

Athabasca University

Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Legislative Drafting

Program Co-Director

We are a group from Parksville-Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island.  

Your program came up in a web search on “training for lawyers who draft legislation”. 

Would you be able to help us find someone we could talk with? 

We would like some ideas – – what might legislation to stop the export of water from Canada look like?

It’s a public interest matter:

Opposition to the taking of water for bottling north of Courtenay on Vancouver Island led to consternation in the Parksville-Qualicum Beach area.  We discovered there are already established water bottling operations here.  The water goes to the domestic, American, and overseas markets.   . . .  

Might you be able to help us find someone with whom we could have a conversation:  if there was to be legislation to prohibit the export of water from Canada, what might it look like?   . . .

– – – – – – – –

From: Dale Dewhurst [mailto:daled  < @ >athabascau.ca]
Sent: January 11, 2019
Subject: Re: we are looking for someone to answer questions about draft legislation

Hello Sandra:

You’ve asked a very big question.  All legislation must be within the particular governments jurisdiction (i.e. either Federal or provincial).  Then the particular structure of legislation will vary depending upon its purposes, goals, and chosen enforcement mechanisms.

I think that, as a starting point, you may want to have a look at: https://www.canlii.org/en/ca/

CanLII – Canada (Federal)

www.canlii.org

for the law societies members of the. Federation of Law Societies of Canada

The link above is to the Federal legislation but once you get to the page you’ll see that all of the provinces are listed on the left hand side.  You can start a broad search at the top of any of the pages; or, you can look at particular legislation by going into the “Statutes and Regulations” link. 

For example, if you click into “British Columbia”, then “Statutes and Regulations”, then search “water” in the document text search box, you get 100s of results relating to legislation, cases, and other sources of legal information.  Then, by reading a few of them, you can begin narrowing your search by adding extra search terms and/or limiting the kinds of documents being searched.

I think this will give you the best start.  Also, by going through some of the general searches you should also get several ideas for things you may want to follow up on that you hadn’t originally considered.

Good luck,  Dale

Dale Dewhurst, J.D., LL.M.
Associate Professor
Legal Studies & Legislative Drafting
http://lgst.athabascau.ca/
Co-Director, Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Legislative Drafting
http://www.athabascau.ca/pbdld/
Skype: dale.dewhurst
Athabasca University
1 University Drive
Athabasca, AB, T9S 3A3
Direct, North America: 1-800-785-9346 FREE
Direct, Edmonton Area: 780-424-1486

 

LAWS, EXPERIENCE, ENFORCEMENTBY JURISDICTION

 . . . see also FIRST NATIONS  (Aboriginal Title to Lands and Water)

Federal

B.C. 

. . .  2019-03-15  B.C.:  COURT RULES  WATER IS A COMMODITY  

. . .  2018-11-13 The growing pains of updating BC’s water law, Watershed Sentinel, by Gavin MacRae

. . .  see  STRATHCONA RESOLUTION

. . .  Judge says it’s malfeasance,  (Vander Zalm Government).  I don’t understand – – – no charges?

2016-06-17 Water export, Vander Zalm, Four reports, 1 CanLii Comment: B.C. government guilty of misfeasance in long-running water dispute; B.C. businessman waged a two-decade legal battle against his province. A judge finally sided with him; Province appeals damning water export case; Premier Bill Vander Zalm and the Water War Crimes

How to define “water”?  What if you add a mineral or vitamin?

Alberta  . . .

Saskatchewan   . . .

Manitoba . . .

Ontario . . . 

The battle over bottling has been raging for some time. Looking as though the Provincial moratorium on the taking of water for bottling will be extended “until the start of 2020”.

Nestle is making permanent lay-offs.   Factors:  a large jump in the Ontario fees for water.  Drought in Ontario helped focus the opposition to Nestle’s water bottling business.

First Nations Youth were the organizers of an event against  Nestle.  The Wellington Water Watchers joined them.    2018-11-24 Six Nations and Wellington Water Watchers join forces at Nestle protest, Guelph Today

Chuckle:

“We’re going to greet them with love anyway because our relatives that make bad decisions need to be welcomed into the community that is making the right ones,” said indigenous activist Eryn Wise of Seeding Sovereignty.

2018-11-09 Province (Ontario) seeks to extend moratorium on bottled water taking permits, Guelph Mercury Tribune

 2018-11-19 Layoffs at Nestlé’s Aberfoyle water bottling plant, Guelph Mercury

Quebec. . .

New Brunswick . . .

P.E.I . . .

Nova Scotia . . .

Newfoundland & Labrador . . . (HISTORICAL)

1999, Gisborne Lake, Newfoundland  . . .  bulk export of water by tanker from remote Gisborne Lake in Newfoundland was almost a national issue.  Newfoundland sets out what it saw as the Federal

Responsibility on the issue.  1999-10-02   Newfoundland agrees to ban water export, with Ottawa’s help, CBC

Yukon Territory . . .

Northwest Territories . . .

Nunavut . . .

LEIGH, BRENDA  . . .   (do)

LICENSES TO TAKE WATER . . . see  ALLOCATION OF

LOCAL HAULERS  . . . the Strathcona Resolution does not apply to them.

. . . see   (Template)  Strathcona Resolution, letter of support sent to . . .

. . . see

LOCATIONS, WATER BOTTLING PLANTS

MANUEL, ARTHUR . . . see FIRST NATIONS

MALFEASANCE (VANDER ZALM GOVERNMENT,  Judge, 2016) . . . see CORRUPTION, WATER EXPORT

MAPS

Aquifers (Groundwater) in Regional District Nanaimo . . . booklet not yet available, booklet not yet available, p.____

Export Markets, bottled water from Canada  . . .  booklet not yet available, p.1

Salish Sea . . . see Cover of Booklet

MARKETING OF BOTTLED WATER  . . .  booklet not yet available, p.16  (BOTTLED WATER INDUSTRY, David’s input)

Negating plastic bottles  . . .

MEDIA REPORTS, chronological from most recent

2018-11-24   Six Nations and Wellington Water Watchers join forces at Nestle protest, Guelph Today

2018-11-24  Six Nations and Wellington Water Watchers join forces at Nestle protest, Guelph Today 

2018-10-29   Water: pushing to block for-profit water extraction and bottling, right across Vancouver Island

2018-08-28   Comox Valley Regional District defeats Merville water bottling operation application  (Jolene Rudisuela)

2016-09-30    A Look into Nestle’s Controversial Water Bottling Business in Canada, from Vice.com

2016-06-17 Water export, Vander Zalm, Four reports, 1 CanLii Comment: B.C. government guilty of misfeasance in long-running water dispute; B.C. businessman waged a two-decade legal battle against his province. A judge finally sided with him; Province appeals damning water export case; Premier Bill Vander Zalm and the Water War Crimes 

2015-02-04  Rezoning approved for Harrison Mills water bottling plant, Agassiz Harrison Observer, Fraser Valley Regional District

2011-03-30    Plans to export water, though unpopular, keep springing up

2005-11-11     Americans will be AGGRESSIVELY after our Water, Peter Lougheed, Former Premier of Alberta. In the Globe & Mail

2005-11-06 Lack of water hinders growth, Baltimore Sun

Good article from the U.S. offers insights still relevant in 2019

1999-10-02    Newfoundland agrees to ban water export, with Ottawa’s help, CBC

1991-03-22 Raining on Water Importer’s Parade: Drought: The latest series of storms may have doused chances that a Santa Barbara firm will get a large contract to import water from Fanny Bay, Vancouver Island, Canada.

 

MERIDIAN DAM, proposed for the South Saskatchewan River, defeated.   See in  2019-01-24 Export of Water, for profit. Economic argument. “You cannot give up something that gives you income”. In a system that measures success by expansion – – every year “more”, always “growth” in sales. When the product is water? (Submission to Strathcona District Board)

 

MERVILLE

. . .  see also in MEDIA REPORTS

. . .  local opposition stopped a bottling plant from proceeding. The opposition was the genesis of “The Strathcona Resolution”.

. . .  Merville resident BRUCE GIBBONS formed the Merville Water Watchers  (see ORGANIZATIONS), and is currently (Jan 2019) doing presentations about “the Strathcona Resolution”  to the members of AVICC.   Bruce is a critical leader in the effort to protect groundwater from export.  See at Strathcona Resolution

As explained by Director Brenda Leigh, in  2019-01-28 Taking of water for export. Director Brenda Leigh re “First in Time, First in Rights” policy

They tried to portray that my Resolution was all about a particular Zoning application in Merville when, in fact, I was alerted to the BC Water Sustainability Act’s “First in Time, First in Rights” policy through my learning about the Merville problem.  My resolution is about not allowing ANY commercial water bottling and/or bulk water sales to tap into our groundwater.  It was not about any specific application and, in fact, . . . told him that we at Strathcona do not have any water bottling applications received to date and that this Resolution is about the bigger issue of protection of Canadian water sources.

MORATORIUMS ON WATER EXPORT . . . see under LAWS

MYTH, CANADIAN,  OF LIMITLESS ABUNDANT WATER   . . .  see in article under ALLOCATION OF WATER

‘NATURAL GLACIAL WATERS”, Fanny Bay, Rosewall Creek . . . booklet not yet available, p.16  (BOTTLED WATER INDUSTRY, David’s input)

NEWSPAPER REPORTS  . . .  see MEDIA REPORTS

NESTLE

. . .  see also PETITIONS  (New Zealand, California, . . .

. . . see also under ALLOCATION OF WATER . . .

Also at LOCATIONS of bottled water plants.

Canadian headquarters in Aberfoyle, ON

2016-09-30 A Look into Nestle’s Controversial Water Bottling Business in Canada, from Vice.com

  • Kawkawa Lake, District of Hope, BC
  • Hillsburgh, Ontario
  • Wellington, Ontario

2018-11-19 Layoffs at Nestlé’s Aberfoyle water bottling plant, Guelph Mercury

See also under “Ontario”  under LEGISLATION WATER EXPORT, EXPERIENCE

2018-11-24 Six Nations and Wellington Water Watchers join forces at Nestle protest, Guelph Today

2016-09-19 & 2018-04-12 Chilliwack chapter (RE Hope, BC) wants Nestle to “stop profiting from water; & Water campaigners hold action at Nestlé, the Hope Standard.

OKOTOKS, AB  limits on population growth because of water . . .  see in article under ALLOCATION OF WATER

ORGANIZATIONS  (non-governmental)  WE ARE CONNECTED WITH

OVER-ALLOCATION OF WATER . . . see article under ALLOCATION OF WATER

PETITIONS, STOP WATER EXPORT, paper copy, on-line petitions

2018-2019 On-line Petition (Change.org) STOP water bottlers from taking up to 9 million litres per year from aquifer. New Zealand. Chinese-owned Cloud Ocean Water

California, Nestle  . . .  https://act.couragecampaign.org/sign/NestleDrought/

PLASTIC BOTTLES, SINGLE USE PLASTIC . . .

PLAYERS, THE LARGEST CORPORATIONS IN WATER EXPORT . . . booklet not yet available, p.2

POWER IMBALANCE, Islanders : Money Makers  . . .  booklet not yet available, p.3 – 4

PROCESS, IN AN ECONOMY THAT CONCENTRATES WEALTH  . . .  booklet not yet available, p.2

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

PROHIBITIONS AGAINST WATER EXPORT  . . .  booklet not yet available, p.6  (under PATTERN)

PRESTON MANNING  . . .  see “SINGLE ISSUE POLITICS”

REBUTTAL to “STORE WINTER RAIN WATER IN AQUIFERS, FOR SUMMERTIME USE (DROUGHT)  . . .

RECOMMENDATIONS  . . .  see WHAT IS NEEDED

REFORM PARTY . . . see  “SINGLE ISSUE POLITICS”

ROSENBERG REPORTS . . .  see under BOOKS & REPORTS

ROSEWALL CREEK  . . .  see LOCATIONS

SALISH SEA

Book “Views of the Salish Sea”, Howard Stewart   . . .

Inland Sea  . . .  booklet not yet available, p.9

Map  . . .  cover of the booklet

Organizations to protect   . . .  see under  “ORGANIZATIONS”

 Population of 8 million people plus industry  . . .

Water flowing in  . . .  booklet not yet available, p.9

SALTON SEA, California

2019-01-24 Export of Water, for profit. Economic argument. “You cannot give up something that gives you income”. In a system that measures success by expansion – – every year “more”, always “growth” in sales. When the product is water? (Submission to Strathcona District Board)

SANDFORD, BOB

. . .  see in article under ALLOCATION OF WATER

. . . see under BOOKS & REPORTS, Rosenberg

SHEEP RIVER, AB, related to Okotoks water cap  . . . see in article under ALLOCATION OF WATER

“SINGLE ISSUE POLITICS”  (Does water qualify?)  . . .  booklet not yet available, p.13

SLOGANS . . .

SMEs (Small & Medium Enterprise), role of  . . . booklet not yet available, booklet not yet available, p.5

STRATEGIES     what has worked in similar undertakings?

. . .  click on the link

. . .  also see booklet not yet available, p.17

. . .  see also,  FIRST NATIONS, Haida Gwaii Lessonbook  and Unsettling Canada

STRATHCONA RESOLUTION      2019-01-24   Last revision:  Backgrounder,  Feb 6/19

. . .  At the link:   Wording,  Vote time-line, Support for the Resolution outside the Strathcona Regional District,  Local newspaper coverage

SUBMISSION TO INTERNATIONAL TRADE CANADA STANDING COMMITTEE,  water export,  Dec 2018  . . .   see under    GOVERNMENT, FEDERAL

SUCCESSES  . . .

SUPPLY, WHERE DOES THE WATER COME FROM, FOR EXPORT?  . . .  booklet not yet available, p.2

SUPPORT THE STRATHCONA RESOLUTION

Letter to your local councils and RDN board to encourage them to support the Resolution,

(Template)  Strathcona Resolution, letter of support sent to . . .

SURFACE WATER

. . .  need a good on-line reference for Canada??

. . .  see under BOOKS, Water Policy and Governance in Canada

SUSTAINABILITY  . . .

TEMPLATES

Bookmark, Stop Water Export   (like a business card, to hand out)   . . .  Not yet available.  booklet booklet not yet available, p.15

Letter to your local councils and RDN board to encourage them to support the Resolution:

(Template)  Strathcona Resolution, letter of support sent to . . .

TIMBER WEST . . .  see under CORRUPTION

TRADE DEALS  . . .  see FREE TRADE DEALS

TREND LINES   . . .   see  GROUND WATER (aquifer) levels

UBCM  (Union of B.C. Municipalities)  . . .  see under GOVERNMENT, REGIONAL DISTRICTS

UN WATER FOR LIFE DECADE  . . . see article under ALLOCATION OF WATER

“UNSETTLING CANADA, A NATIONAL WAKE-UP CALL”  . . .   see FIRST NATIONS (Aboriginal Title, Land and Water);  also under BOOKS

VALUATION OF WATER . . .  see under BOOKS  Water Policy & Governance in Canada.  

VANDER ZALM & WATER EXPORT (“Judge, 2016, says “misfeasance”)  . . . see CORRUPTION, WATER EXPORT

VOLUNTEERS, WE NEED PEOPLE TO  . . .  booklet not yet available, p.

WATER BOTTLING PLANTS IN CANADA  . . .  see LOCATIONS

WATER MARKET . . .  see ALLOCATION OF WATER

WATERSHED:  PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES  . . .  see WATERSHED ASSESSMENT 

“WATERSHED ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF HYDROLOGIC AND GEOMORPHIC RISK IN THE FOREST SECTOR,  PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES,  DRAFT”  (Feb 2019)  related to investigation of community watersheds by the Forest Practices Board

. . .  see  under APLUC, Letter to Government Feb. 2019

WATER SUSTAINABILITY ACT,  B.C.

. . .  see under APLUC, Letter to Government, Feb 2019:

Water Sustainability Act is concerned only with flows, and not water quality. Is this correct? Are there other provincial acts that deal with water quality for ecological protection?

WELLINGTON (Ont.) WATER WATCHERS  . . .  see LOCATIONS

WHAT IS NEEDED  . . .  booklet not yet available, p.6

WHISKEY CREEK  . . .  see LOCATIONS

WHOLISTIC APPROACH  . . .

ZINE . . . see COMMUNICATIONS

 

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