What is it about?
I evaluate how water law in Canada permits provincial governments to adapt water use entitlements, like licences. Overall, adaptation is not transparent nor explicit, however several different ways of changing use entitlements are permitted.
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Why is it important?
In this era of a rapidly changing climate where more extreme flood and drought events are increasing, law will need to permit the adaptation of water entitlements to match hydrological realities.
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This page is a summary of: The adaptation potential of water law in Canada: changing existing water use entitlements, Water International, March 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/02508060.2019.1570053.
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