The impact on water resources by trade deals

The interplay between water, energy and food is one which has to be carefully handled.

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A cattle rancher in Stettler, Alberta in 2009. An IICA representative says Alberta’s cattle industry and others are significant water consumers.
Audia Barnett
Published: Wednesday, 03/26/2014 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Wednesday, 03/26/2014 12:26 pm EDT

One would think that since three-quarters of the earth’s surface is covered by water, a region with some 46 per cent of the world’s freshwater resources would not have a water concern—right?

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