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  • Blue Economy Initiative | HEALTHY WATERS, A PROSPEROUS FUTURE
    America Monterrey Wednesday October 8 2014 23 57 0500 America Montevideo Thursday October 9 2014 02 57 0200 America Montreal Thursday October 9 2014 00 57 0400 America Montserrat Thursday October 9 2014 00 57 0400 America Nassau Thursday October 9 2014 00 57 0400 America New York Thursday October 9 2014 00 57 0400 America Nipigon Thursday October 9 2014 00 57 0400 America Nome Wednesday October 8 2014 20 57 0800 America Noronha Thursday October 9 2014 02 57 0200 America North Dakota Beulah Wednesday October 8 2014 23 57 0500 America North Dakota Center Wednesday October 8 2014 23 57 0500 America North Dakota New Salem Wednesday October 8 2014 23 57 0500 America Ojinaga Wednesday October 8 2014 22 57 0600 America Panama Wednesday October 8 2014 23 57 0500 America Pangnirtung Thursday October 9 2014 00 57 0400 America Paramaribo Thursday October 9 2014 01 57 0300 America Phoenix Wednesday October 8 2014 21 57 0700 America Port of Spain Thursday October 9 2014 00 57 0400 America Port au Prince Thursday October 9 2014 00 57 0400 America Porto Velho Thursday October 9 2014 00 57 0400 America Puerto Rico Thursday October 9 2014 00 57 0400 America Rainy River Wednesday October 8 2014 23 57 0500 America Rankin Inlet Wednesday October 8 2014 23 57 0500 America Recife Thursday October 9 2014 01 57 0300 America Regina Wednesday October 8 2014 22 57 0600 America Resolute Wednesday October 8 2014 23 57 0500 America Rio Branco Thursday October 9 2014 00 57 0400 America Santa Isabel Wednesday October 8 2014 21 57 0700 America Santarem Thursday October 9 2014 01 57 0300 America Santiago Thursday October 9 2014 01 57 0300 America Santo Domingo Thursday October 9 2014 00 57 0400 America Sao Paulo Thursday October 9 2014 01 57 0300 America Scoresbysund Thursday October 9 2014 04 57 0000 America Shiprock Wednesday October 8 2014 22 57 0600 America Sitka Wednesday October 8 2014 20 57 0800 America St Barthelemy Thursday October 9 2014 00 57 0400 America St Johns Thursday October 9 2014 02 27 0230 America St Kitts Thursday October 9 2014 00 57 0400 America St Lucia Thursday October 9 2014 00 57 0400 America St Thomas Thursday October 9 2014 00 57 0400 America St Vincent Thursday October 9 2014 00 57 0400 America Swift Current Wednesday October 8 2014 22 57 0600 America Tegucigalpa Wednesday October 8 2014 22 57 0600 America Thule Thursday October 9 2014 01 57 0300 America Thunder Bay Thursday October 9 2014 00 57 0400 America Tijuana Wednesday October 8 2014 21 57 0700 America Toronto Thursday October 9 2014 00 57 0400 America Tortola Thursday October 9 2014 00 57 0400 America Vancouver Wednesday October 8 2014 21 57 0700 America Whitehorse Wednesday October 8 2014 21 57 0700 America Winnipeg Wednesday October 8 2014 23 57 0500 America Yakutat Wednesday October 8 2014 20 57 0800 America Yellowknife Wednesday October 8 2014 22 57 0600 Antarctica Casey Thursday October 9 2014 12 57 0800 Antarctica Davis Thursday October 9 2014 11 57 0700 Antarctica DumontDUrville Thursday October 9 2014 14 57 1000 Antarctica Macquarie Thursday October 9 2014 15 57 1100 Antarctica Mawson Thursday October 9 2014 09 57 0500 Antarctica McMurdo Thursday October 9 2014 17 57 1300 Antarctica Palmer Thursday October 9 2014 01 57 0300 Antarctica Rothera Thursday October 9 2014 01 57 0300 Antarctica South Pole Thursday October 9 2014 17 57 1300 Antarctica Syowa Thursday October 9 2014 07 57 0300 Antarctica Vostok Thursday October 9 2014 10 57 0600 Arctic Longyearbyen Thursday October 9 2014 06 57 0200 Asia Aden Thursday October 9 2014 07 57 0300 Asia Almaty Thursday October 9 2014 10 57 0600 Asia Amman Thursday October 9 2014 07 57 0300 Asia Anadyr Thursday October 9 2014 16 57 1200 Asia Aqtau Thursday October 9 2014 09 57 0500 Asia Aqtobe Thursday October 9 2014 09 57 0500 Asia Ashgabat Thursday October 9 2014 09 57 0500 Asia Baghdad Thursday October 9 2014 07 57 0300 Asia Bahrain Thursday October 9 2014 07 57 0300 Asia Baku Thursday October 9 2014 09 57 0500 Asia Bangkok Thursday October 9 2014 11 57 0700 Asia Beirut Thursday October 9 2014 07 57 0300 Asia Bishkek Thursday October 9 2014 10 57 0600 Asia Brunei Thursday October 9 2014 12 57 0800 Asia Choibalsan Thursday October 9 2014 12 57 0800 Asia Chongqing Thursday October 9 2014 12 57 0800 Asia Colombo Thursday October 9 2014 10 27 0530 Asia Damascus Thursday October 9 2014 07 57 0300 Asia Dhaka Thursday October 9 2014 10 57 0600 Asia Dili Thursday October 9 2014 13 57 0900 Asia Dubai Thursday October 9 2014 08 57 0400 Asia Dushanbe Thursday October 9 2014 09 57 0500 Asia Gaza Thursday October 9 2014 06 57 0200 Asia Harbin Thursday October 9 2014 12 57 0800 Asia Hebron Thursday October 9 2014 06 57 0200 Asia Ho Chi Minh Thursday October 9 2014 11 57 0700 Asia Hong Kong Thursday October 9 2014 12 57 0800 Asia Hovd Thursday October 9 2014 11 57 0700 Asia Irkutsk Thursday October 9 2014 13 57 0900 Asia Jakarta Thursday October 9 2014 11 57 0700 Asia Jayapura Thursday October 9 2014 13 57 0900 Asia Jerusalem Thursday October 9 2014 06 57 0200 Asia Kabul Thursday October 9 2014 09 27 0430 Asia Kamchatka Thursday October 9 2014 16 57 1200 Asia Karachi Thursday October 9 2014 09 57 0500 Asia Kashgar Thursday October 9 2014 12 57 0800 Asia Kathmandu Thursday October 9 2014 10 42 0545 Asia Khandyga Thursday October 9 2014 14 57 1000 Asia Kolkata Thursday October 9 2014 10 27 0530 Asia Krasnoyarsk Thursday October 9 2014 12 57 0800 Asia Kuala Lumpur Thursday October 9 2014 12 57 0800 Asia Kuching Thursday October 9 2014 12 57 0800 Asia Kuwait Thursday October

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  • Canadian water needs value proposition for management to rise | Blue Economy Initiative
    for the economy it is not as obvious he said In my mind that has been the weakness in the water strategy Many good ideas have been held back because of chronic underfunding Much of the provincial budget is directed to social needs like health and education Environment gets a lot of criticism but a lot of the criticism is unwarranted because they don t have the resources to do what they need to do he said He favours a public private partnership to fund research for better water management Twelve chief executive officers from leading oil and gas companies involved in the Alberta oilsands project recently formed a partnership to share information among themselves about improved environmental performance in the region They will not fund research projects but will exchange information on best practices and monitoring water efficiency results among themselves said Dan Wicklum CEO of Canada s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance Taylor hopes these groups and other major users come to appreciate the value of water Without it no economic or agricultural activity can happen Until we understand the true value of water I think we can have all the nice discussions we want but until we understand that I don t think a lot of these discussions will progress he said The value of water is a hard concept to sell because most Canadians do not face shortages or quality problems like other parts of the world About 2 7 billion people confront severe scarcity at least one month per year About 35 to 40 trillion is needed for urgent water infrastructure upgrades around the world Water is extremely important to everything that we do and the bad news is we don t have a clue how to quantify this said Nicholas Parker chair of the Blue

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  • Canadian water needs value proposition for management to rise
    a lot of criticism but a lot of the criticism is unwarranted because they don t have the resources to do what they need to do he said He favours a public private partnership to fund research for better water management Twelve chief executive officers from leading oil and gas companies involved in the Alberta oilsands project recently formed a partnership to share information among themselves about improved environmental performance in the region They will not fund research projects but will exchange information on best practices and monitoring water efficiency results among themselves said Dan Wicklum CEO of Canada s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance Taylor hopes these groups and other major users come to appreciate the value of water Without it no economic or agricultural activity can happen Until we understand the true value of water I think we can have all the nice discussions we want but until we understand that I don t think a lot of these discussions will progress he said The value of water is a hard concept to sell because most Canadians do not face shortages or quality problems like other parts of the world About 2 7 billion people confront severe scarcity at least one month per year About 35 to 40 trillion is needed for urgent water infrastructure upgrades around the world Water is extremely important to everything that we do and the bad news is we don t have a clue how to quantify this said Nicholas Parker chair of the Blue Economy initiative The initiative is a collaboration of the Royal Bank of Canada the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation and the Canadian Water Network to change how the public talks about water A report the initiative published last fall estimated that water contributes 8 to 23 billion to the

    Original URL path: http://blue-economy.ca/print/135 (2014-10-09)
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  • Blue Economy Initiative | HEALTHY WATERS, A PROSPEROUS FUTURE
    America Monterrey Wednesday October 8 2014 23 58 0500 America Montevideo Thursday October 9 2014 02 58 0200 America Montreal Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America Montserrat Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America Nassau Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America New York Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America Nipigon Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America Nome Wednesday October 8 2014 20 58 0800 America Noronha Thursday October 9 2014 02 58 0200 America North Dakota Beulah Wednesday October 8 2014 23 58 0500 America North Dakota Center Wednesday October 8 2014 23 58 0500 America North Dakota New Salem Wednesday October 8 2014 23 58 0500 America Ojinaga Wednesday October 8 2014 22 58 0600 America Panama Wednesday October 8 2014 23 58 0500 America Pangnirtung Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America Paramaribo Thursday October 9 2014 01 58 0300 America Phoenix Wednesday October 8 2014 21 58 0700 America Port of Spain Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America Port au Prince Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America Porto Velho Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America Puerto Rico Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America Rainy River Wednesday October 8 2014 23 58 0500 America Rankin Inlet Wednesday October 8 2014 23 58 0500 America Recife Thursday October 9 2014 01 58 0300 America Regina Wednesday October 8 2014 22 58 0600 America Resolute Wednesday October 8 2014 23 58 0500 America Rio Branco Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America Santa Isabel Wednesday October 8 2014 21 58 0700 America Santarem Thursday October 9 2014 01 58 0300 America Santiago Thursday October 9 2014 01 58 0300 America Santo Domingo Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America Sao Paulo Thursday October 9 2014 01 58 0300 America Scoresbysund Thursday October 9 2014 04 58 0000 America Shiprock Wednesday October 8 2014 22 58 0600 America Sitka Wednesday October 8 2014 20 58 0800 America St Barthelemy Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America St Johns Thursday October 9 2014 02 28 0230 America St Kitts Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America St Lucia Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America St Thomas Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America St Vincent Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America Swift Current Wednesday October 8 2014 22 58 0600 America Tegucigalpa Wednesday October 8 2014 22 58 0600 America Thule Thursday October 9 2014 01 58 0300 America Thunder Bay Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America Tijuana Wednesday October 8 2014 21 58 0700 America Toronto Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America Tortola Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America Vancouver Wednesday October 8 2014 21 58 0700 America Whitehorse Wednesday October 8 2014 21 58 0700 America Winnipeg Wednesday October 8 2014 23 58 0500 America Yakutat Wednesday October 8 2014 20 58 0800 America Yellowknife Wednesday October 8 2014 22 58 0600 Antarctica Casey Thursday October 9 2014 12 58 0800 Antarctica Davis Thursday October 9 2014 11 58 0700 Antarctica DumontDUrville Thursday October 9 2014 14 58 1000 Antarctica Macquarie Thursday October 9 2014 15 58 1100 Antarctica Mawson Thursday October 9 2014 09 58 0500 Antarctica McMurdo Thursday October 9 2014 17 58 1300 Antarctica Palmer Thursday October 9 2014 01 58 0300 Antarctica Rothera Thursday October 9 2014 01 58 0300 Antarctica South Pole Thursday October 9 2014 17 58 1300 Antarctica Syowa Thursday October 9 2014 07 58 0300 Antarctica Vostok Thursday October 9 2014 10 58 0600 Arctic Longyearbyen Thursday October 9 2014 06 58 0200 Asia Aden Thursday October 9 2014 07 58 0300 Asia Almaty Thursday October 9 2014 10 58 0600 Asia Amman Thursday October 9 2014 07 58 0300 Asia Anadyr Thursday October 9 2014 16 58 1200 Asia Aqtau Thursday October 9 2014 09 58 0500 Asia Aqtobe Thursday October 9 2014 09 58 0500 Asia Ashgabat Thursday October 9 2014 09 58 0500 Asia Baghdad Thursday October 9 2014 07 58 0300 Asia Bahrain Thursday October 9 2014 07 58 0300 Asia Baku Thursday October 9 2014 09 58 0500 Asia Bangkok Thursday October 9 2014 11 58 0700 Asia Beirut Thursday October 9 2014 07 58 0300 Asia Bishkek Thursday October 9 2014 10 58 0600 Asia Brunei Thursday October 9 2014 12 58 0800 Asia Choibalsan Thursday October 9 2014 12 58 0800 Asia Chongqing Thursday October 9 2014 12 58 0800 Asia Colombo Thursday October 9 2014 10 28 0530 Asia Damascus Thursday October 9 2014 07 58 0300 Asia Dhaka Thursday October 9 2014 10 58 0600 Asia Dili Thursday October 9 2014 13 58 0900 Asia Dubai Thursday October 9 2014 08 58 0400 Asia Dushanbe Thursday October 9 2014 09 58 0500 Asia Gaza Thursday October 9 2014 06 58 0200 Asia Harbin Thursday October 9 2014 12 58 0800 Asia Hebron Thursday October 9 2014 06 58 0200 Asia Ho Chi Minh Thursday October 9 2014 11 58 0700 Asia Hong Kong Thursday October 9 2014 12 58 0800 Asia Hovd Thursday October 9 2014 11 58 0700 Asia Irkutsk Thursday October 9 2014 13 58 0900 Asia Jakarta Thursday October 9 2014 11 58 0700 Asia Jayapura Thursday October 9 2014 13 58 0900 Asia Jerusalem Thursday October 9 2014 06 58 0200 Asia Kabul Thursday October 9 2014 09 28 0430 Asia Kamchatka Thursday October 9 2014 16 58 1200 Asia Karachi Thursday October 9 2014 09 58 0500 Asia Kashgar Thursday October 9 2014 12 58 0800 Asia Kathmandu Thursday October 9 2014 10 43 0545 Asia Khandyga Thursday October 9 2014 14 58 1000 Asia Kolkata Thursday October 9 2014 10 28 0530 Asia Krasnoyarsk Thursday October 9 2014 12 58 0800 Asia Kuala Lumpur Thursday October 9 2014 12 58 0800 Asia Kuching Thursday October 9 2014 12 58 0800 Asia Kuwait Thursday October

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  • Let's Give it Currency: A new report attempts to determine water’s dollar value to the Canadian economy | Blue Economy Initiative
    25 years since Muller s study Why did you decide to revisit it Steven Renzetti At first it was pure academic curiosity We were curious to review what we ve learned since the initial report and how that might have changed the numbers Did you replicate the study using the same data What did you anticipate would change When Muller did his study he looked at the major water using sectors in Canada and what kind of empirical data were available indicating where he thought data was limited For that reason he deliberately omitted areas such as the value of ecosystem services We followed Muller s organization so our numbers could compare to his Based on this data we anticipated that the number would increase But that s not quite what you found Muller estimated between 7 5 and 23 billion equivalent to 15 to 44 billion in 2011 dollars while your report suggests that water is responsible for a contribution of between 7 8 and 22 9 billion The numbers are similar to Muller s but about half the value when compared in 2011 dollars Does that suggest that water s value to our economy has decreased It s very unlikely What s clear however is that the amount of information available to make such an estimate has changed very little The point of the study wasn t to demonstrate that water has become more valuable it was to discover where the gaps are We want to know about the benefits of using water but also the costs of diminishing water availability Where are the gaps In a perfect world what kind of data would be available Most importantly we want to determine the value of water in situ as it provides ecological goods and services such as the

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  • Let's Give it Currency: A new report attempts to determine water’s dollar value to the Canadian economy
    Did you replicate the study using the same data What did you anticipate would change When Muller did his study he looked at the major water using sectors in Canada and what kind of empirical data were available indicating where he thought data was limited For that reason he deliberately omitted areas such as the value of ecosystem services We followed Muller s organization so our numbers could compare to his Based on this data we anticipated that the number would increase But that s not quite what you found Muller estimated between 7 5 and 23 billion equivalent to 15 to 44 billion in 2011 dollars while your report suggests that water is responsible for a contribution of between 7 8 and 22 9 billion The numbers are similar to Muller s but about half the value when compared in 2011 dollars Does that suggest that water s value to our economy has decreased It s very unlikely What s clear however is that the amount of information available to make such an estimate has changed very little The point of the study wasn t to demonstrate that water has become more valuable it was to discover where the gaps are We want to know about the benefits of using water but also the costs of diminishing water availability Where are the gaps In a perfect world what kind of data would be available Most importantly we want to determine the value of water in situ as it provides ecological goods and services such as the value of wetlands for carbon sequestration There are some isolated case studies that we mention in the report but they re not large or robust enough We have limited information That s the first major omission Secondly there s a lack of information

    Original URL path: http://blue-economy.ca/print/107 (2014-10-09)
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  • Blue Economy Initiative | HEALTHY WATERS, A PROSPEROUS FUTURE
    America Monterrey Wednesday October 8 2014 23 58 0500 America Montevideo Thursday October 9 2014 02 58 0200 America Montreal Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America Montserrat Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America Nassau Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America New York Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America Nipigon Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America Nome Wednesday October 8 2014 20 58 0800 America Noronha Thursday October 9 2014 02 58 0200 America North Dakota Beulah Wednesday October 8 2014 23 58 0500 America North Dakota Center Wednesday October 8 2014 23 58 0500 America North Dakota New Salem Wednesday October 8 2014 23 58 0500 America Ojinaga Wednesday October 8 2014 22 58 0600 America Panama Wednesday October 8 2014 23 58 0500 America Pangnirtung Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America Paramaribo Thursday October 9 2014 01 58 0300 America Phoenix Wednesday October 8 2014 21 58 0700 America Port of Spain Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America Port au Prince Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America Porto Velho Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America Puerto Rico Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America Rainy River Wednesday October 8 2014 23 58 0500 America Rankin Inlet Wednesday October 8 2014 23 58 0500 America Recife Thursday October 9 2014 01 58 0300 America Regina Wednesday October 8 2014 22 58 0600 America Resolute Wednesday October 8 2014 23 58 0500 America Rio Branco Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America Santa Isabel Wednesday October 8 2014 21 58 0700 America Santarem Thursday October 9 2014 01 58 0300 America Santiago Thursday October 9 2014 01 58 0300 America Santo Domingo Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America Sao Paulo Thursday October 9 2014 01 58 0300 America Scoresbysund Thursday October 9 2014 04 58 0000 America Shiprock Wednesday October 8 2014 22 58 0600 America Sitka Wednesday October 8 2014 20 58 0800 America St Barthelemy Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America St Johns Thursday October 9 2014 02 28 0230 America St Kitts Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America St Lucia Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America St Thomas Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America St Vincent Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America Swift Current Wednesday October 8 2014 22 58 0600 America Tegucigalpa Wednesday October 8 2014 22 58 0600 America Thule Thursday October 9 2014 01 58 0300 America Thunder Bay Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America Tijuana Wednesday October 8 2014 21 58 0700 America Toronto Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America Tortola Thursday October 9 2014 00 58 0400 America Vancouver Wednesday October 8 2014 21 58 0700 America Whitehorse Wednesday October 8 2014 21 58 0700 America Winnipeg Wednesday October 8 2014 23 58 0500 America Yakutat Wednesday October 8 2014 20 58 0800 America Yellowknife Wednesday October 8 2014 22 58 0600 Antarctica Casey Thursday October 9 2014 12 58 0800 Antarctica Davis Thursday October 9 2014 11 58 0700 Antarctica DumontDUrville Thursday October 9 2014 14 58 1000 Antarctica Macquarie Thursday October 9 2014 15 58 1100 Antarctica Mawson Thursday October 9 2014 09 58 0500 Antarctica McMurdo Thursday October 9 2014 17 58 1300 Antarctica Palmer Thursday October 9 2014 01 58 0300 Antarctica Rothera Thursday October 9 2014 01 58 0300 Antarctica South Pole Thursday October 9 2014 17 58 1300 Antarctica Syowa Thursday October 9 2014 07 58 0300 Antarctica Vostok Thursday October 9 2014 10 58 0600 Arctic Longyearbyen Thursday October 9 2014 06 58 0200 Asia Aden Thursday October 9 2014 07 58 0300 Asia Almaty Thursday October 9 2014 10 58 0600 Asia Amman Thursday October 9 2014 07 58 0300 Asia Anadyr Thursday October 9 2014 16 58 1200 Asia Aqtau Thursday October 9 2014 09 58 0500 Asia Aqtobe Thursday October 9 2014 09 58 0500 Asia Ashgabat Thursday October 9 2014 09 58 0500 Asia Baghdad Thursday October 9 2014 07 58 0300 Asia Bahrain Thursday October 9 2014 07 58 0300 Asia Baku Thursday October 9 2014 09 58 0500 Asia Bangkok Thursday October 9 2014 11 58 0700 Asia Beirut Thursday October 9 2014 07 58 0300 Asia Bishkek Thursday October 9 2014 10 58 0600 Asia Brunei Thursday October 9 2014 12 58 0800 Asia Choibalsan Thursday October 9 2014 12 58 0800 Asia Chongqing Thursday October 9 2014 12 58 0800 Asia Colombo Thursday October 9 2014 10 28 0530 Asia Damascus Thursday October 9 2014 07 58 0300 Asia Dhaka Thursday October 9 2014 10 58 0600 Asia Dili Thursday October 9 2014 13 58 0900 Asia Dubai Thursday October 9 2014 08 58 0400 Asia Dushanbe Thursday October 9 2014 09 58 0500 Asia Gaza Thursday October 9 2014 06 58 0200 Asia Harbin Thursday October 9 2014 12 58 0800 Asia Hebron Thursday October 9 2014 06 58 0200 Asia Ho Chi Minh Thursday October 9 2014 11 58 0700 Asia Hong Kong Thursday October 9 2014 12 58 0800 Asia Hovd Thursday October 9 2014 11 58 0700 Asia Irkutsk Thursday October 9 2014 13 58 0900 Asia Jakarta Thursday October 9 2014 11 58 0700 Asia Jayapura Thursday October 9 2014 13 58 0900 Asia Jerusalem Thursday October 9 2014 06 58 0200 Asia Kabul Thursday October 9 2014 09 28 0430 Asia Kamchatka Thursday October 9 2014 16 58 1200 Asia Karachi Thursday October 9 2014 09 58 0500 Asia Kashgar Thursday October 9 2014 12 58 0800 Asia Kathmandu Thursday October 9 2014 10 43 0545 Asia Khandyga Thursday October 9 2014 14 58 1000 Asia Kolkata Thursday October 9 2014 10 28 0530 Asia Krasnoyarsk Thursday October 9 2014 12 58 0800 Asia Kuala Lumpur Thursday October 9 2014 12 58 0800 Asia Kuching Thursday October 9 2014 12 58 0800 Asia Kuwait Thursday October

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  • Time to plug biggest leak in city's budget bucket | Blue Economy Initiative
    and that a quarter are 80 years or older Toronto Water is the municipal operator responsible for water distribution in Toronto and according to the Conference Board of Canada it faces an infrastructure deficit of 1 85 billion Indeed a Nov 12 2010 article in the Star by Raveena Aulakh The Digging Begins on Avenue Rd estimates the cost of replacing 5 4 kilometres of water mains will be 60 million alone Furthermore this deficit does not even account for the vast amounts of energy needed to distribute water While the TTC budget has been targeted for cost reductions there is an even better way to save money water Toronto Water s energy costs are the highest of all municipal services more than the Toronto Transit Commission and five times the energy consumed by all of the city s street lights and traffic signals While the city has taken positive steps toward improving its management of water infrastructure it currently lacks a long term vision and strategy to ensure the sustainable provision of clean water for the next 50 years Mayor Ford and council should adopt the following action plan First fix the leaks As much as 25 per cent of the water in the system is leaking and this costs the city an estimated 700 million annually which is the equivalent of 100 new streetcars Fixing the leaks should be covered by a city s water rates but in Toronto as with many Canadian cities water rates have been kept low leading to underinvestment in water infrastructure Just because water falls from the sky does not mean that money grows on trees There are costs for the infrastructure beneath our feet that brings safe water to our taps Second Toronto Water has been incrementally increasing water rates by 9

    Original URL path: http://blue-economy.ca/opinion/time-plug-biggest-leak-citys-budget-bucket (2014-10-09)
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