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Title: Border Flows: A Century of the Canadian-American Water Relationship
Authors: Heasley, Lynne
Macfarlane, Daniel
Keywords: History;Canada;International Relations;Political Economy;Political Science
Issue Date: Nov-2016
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Series/Report no.: Canadian History and Environment;6
Abstract: Declining access to fresh water is one of the twenty-first century's most pressing environmental and human rights challenges, yet the struggle for water is not a new cause. The 8,800-kilometer border dividing Canada and the United States contains more than 20 percent of the world's total freshwater resources, and Border Flows traces the century-long effort by Canada and the United States to manage and care for their ecologically and economically shared rivers and lakes. Ranging across the continent, from the Great Lakes to the Northwest Passage to the Salish Sea, the histories in Border Flows offer critical insights into the historical struggle to care for these vital waters. From multiple perspectives, the book reveals alternative paradigms in water history, law, and policy at scales from the local to the transnational. Students, concerned citizens, and policymakers alike will benefit from the lessons to be found along this critical international border.
ISSN: 1925-3710
Appears in Collections:University of Calgary Press Open Access Books

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9781552388969_web.pdf Books ▼ Series News Awards For Book Authors About Contact Border Flows: A Century of the Canadian-American Water Relationship24.89 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
9781552388969_frontmatter.pdfFront Matter6.05 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
9781552388969_chapter00.pdfINTRODUCTION:Negotiating Abundance and Scarcity: Introduction to a Fluid Border4.56 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
9781552388969_chapterP1.pdfPART ONE: Finding the Border: Political Ecologies of Water Governance and Tenure; Openings: Political Ecologies on the Border4.07 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
9781552388969_chapter01.pdf1. A Citizen’s Legal Primer on the Boundary Waters Treaty, International Joint Commission, and Great Lakes Water Management3.36 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
9781552388969_chapter02.pdf2. Treaties, Wars, and Salish Sea Watersheds: The Constructed Boundaries of Water Governance6.47 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
9781552388969_chapter03.pdf3. Contesting the Northwest Passage: Four Far-North Narratives3.27 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
9781552388969_chapterP2.pdfPART TWO: Constructing the Border: Hydropolitics, Nationalism, and Megaprojects; Openings: Transboundary Power Flows4.07 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
9781552388969_chapter04.pdf4. Dam the Consequences: Hydropolitics, Nationalism, and the Niagara–St. Lawrence Projects7.26 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
9781552388969_chapter05.pdf5. Quebec’s Water Export Schemes: The Rise and Fall of a Resource Development Idea3.62 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
9781552388969_chapter06.pdf6. Engineering a Treaty: The Negotiation of the Columbia River Treaty of 1961/19644.23 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
9781552388969_chapterP3.pdfPART THREE: Challenging the Border: Ecological Agents of Change; Openings: Border Ecologies in Boundary Waters4.07 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
9781552388969_chapter07.pdf7. Lines That Don’t Divide: Telling Tales about Animals, Chemicals, and People in the Salish Sea4.76 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
9781552388969_chapter08.pdf8. Resiliency and Collapse: Lake Trout, Sea Lamprey, and Fisheries Management in Lake Superior3.27 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
9781552388969_chapterP4.pdfPART FOUR: Reflections in the Water; Openings: The Lakes at Night4.06 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
9781552388969_chapter09.pdf9. Finding Our Place6.77 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
9781552388969_chapterAW.pdfAFTERWORD: Keeping Up the Flow3.81 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
9781552388969_backmatter.pdfBack Matter3.16 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

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