The keynote speaker at the EWF was Robert Sandford whose presentation "Restoring the Flow: Towards a New Canadian Water Ethic" kept us at the edge of our seats, having described how he survived an unexpected, accidental journey under the Athabasca glacier and into the North Saskatchewan River, having fallen through a crevasse in the ice. In addition Bob sits on the Expert Panel for the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy that is presently focusing on Canadian water policy. Figure 3 Robert Sandford. As such, its beneficiaries will be primarily policy and decision makers involved in the daily management of the ESCWA region's diminishing water resources.
It is hoped that the study will also be of use to other professionals in the field, and will inform the general public on the issues surrounding sectoral water allocation and how optimal allocation can ensure sustainable, equitable and efficient use of the region's water resources.
They cause social hardship and impede development. They create tensions in conflict-prone regions. Too often, where we need water we find guns.
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