Abstracts of presentations given on Tuesday, 18 July 2006, in session 9 of the UCOWR Conference.


This presentation considers water export proposals between, and the pattern of existing interbasin diversions within, Canada and the United States in the latter half of the 20th century. Neither appears to have much potential for growth, because of a fundamental shift in developed economies from water supply to demand management. But trend is one thing, destiny another. Canadians, and their American neighbors in the Great Lakes basin, continue to pursue legislative protection for their water heritage over the long term.