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The growing need for water is visible in several countries around the world and one of them is Canada’s neighbour, United States. The growing need for United States of water is quite evident with only 5% of the world’s population; Americans consume nearly 25% of the world’s fresh water (Quinn, 2007). And, the recent development in news of a drought in U.S is affecting the food production consequently affecting global food prices. This article takes its position on denying the export of fresh water from Canada to the U.S for several reasons: Canada needs to fulfill its own demand; the impact this could have on Canadian environment; the feasibility of exportation; trade regulations and how this could have negative effects on the prices of global water market.
Current and Future Demand of Canada As human population continues to grow, we see the demand for water increase, a necessity to survive and for societies to grow. Canada is fortunate enough to have 7% of the world’s renewable water but only have 0.5% of the world’s population. On the contrary, United States contains 6.5% of word’s renewable water and has 5% of the world’s population (Quinn, 2007). But, Canada has a bigger land mass than U.S and by which it’s reasonable to have this much water to support its vast ecological needs for its various species to survive (Quinn 2007). At times, we do forget that these resources are necessary for the survival of life other than human beings. Nearly 60% of the fresh water drains northward into the Arctic Ocean and Hudson Bay, making it inaccessible for nearly 85% of the Canadian population that lives within 300 kilometers of the U.S border (Environment Canada, 2010). On average, each Canadian uses 329 liters of fresh water per day for domestic use only to rank 2nd to United States (WaterCan, 2005). Although Canada has abundance of fresh water, it’s simply not where…...

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