ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Environmental Impact of Inter-Basin Water Transfer Projects

In countries having large territories and highly scattered population with explicit temporal and spatial variations in climate and availability of water resources, inter-basin water transfer projects seem to be the ultimate solution to alleviate water scarcity and assure a balanced economic development among different regions. But when such projects are considered for implementation, they raise many problems and controversies that may challenge the planners, policy-makers and institutional procedures. This paper analyses the environmental and ecological impact of existing inter-basin water transfer projects in Canada and examines the water polic-making procedures, water laws as well as other decision-making criteria.

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