Category Archives: Water Law

Does a US Entity Have a Cause of Action (Cognizable by the Federal Court) where a Downstream Road/Dyke in Canada Serves to Prevent Dispersion of the Natural Flow of a Transboundary Stream? Answer: No

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Does a US Entity Have a Cause of Action (Cognizable by the Federal Court) where a Downstream Road/Dyke in Canada Serves to Prevent Dispersion of the Natural Flow of a Transboundary Stream? Answer: No Case Commented … Continue reading

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Provincial Environmental Appeal Boards: A Forum of Choice for Environmental (and First Nation) Plaintiffs?

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Provincial Environmental Appeal Boards: A Forum of Choice for Environmental (and First Nation) Plaintiffs? Decision Commented On: Chief Gale and the Fort Nelson First Nation v Assistant Regional Water Manager & Nexen Inc et al, … Continue reading

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British Columbia’s Water Sustainability Act – A New Approach to Adaptive Management and No Compensation Regulation

By: Deborah Curran  PDF Version: British Columbia’s Water Sustainability Act – A New Approach to Adaptive Management and No Compensation Regulation Bill commented on:Bill 18 – 2014 (British Columbia), The Water Sustainability Act, 2014 Legislative Session: 2nd Session, 40th Parliament … Continue reading

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The United States Wants a New Columbia River Treaty, What Should Canada Do?

PDF Version: The United States Wants a New Columbia River Treaty, What Should Canada Do? Documents commented on: (1) The Columbia River Treaty and Protocol, 1964 and (2) Columbia River Treaty Review, Draft Regional Recommendation, September 20, 2013 available here … Continue reading

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Alberta’s New Wetland Policy as a Conservation Offset System

PDF Version: Alberta’s New Wetland Policy as a Conservation Offset System Policy commented on: Alberta Wetland Policy The new Alberta Wetland Policy, released on September 10, has already been much commented upon and critiqued.  Understandably, such commentary has generally come … Continue reading

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