Randy Christensen

Randy is a lawyer and water policy specialist. He has advised governments regarding water issues has worked with a number of leading environmental organizations. Follow Randy on Twitter @WaterCurrents. Find him on LinkedIn at http://ow.ly/4xLRh

 

This Christmas, give the gift of clean water

Looking for a Christmas gift idea? Give a truly meaningful Christmas gift this year.

Why do some people try to deny your right to water?

There they go again. The Financial Post is trotting out tired and discredited arguments against the right to water.

(Un)Happy Earth Day?

Environmental disasters don’t seem to shock us anymore. We just carry on with business as usual.

Want water? You may have to drink the P3 Kool-Aid first

Ottawa will help cities pay for new drinking-water systems -- as long as they contract them out.

Water markets wreak havoc in Australia

The New York Times “Green” blog recently waded into the issue of how to allocate water in times of scarcity.   The post looks at whether the experiences of Australia, including water...

No right to water in Canada

Despite all of the problems in Canada – or perhaps because of it – Canada has taken a position against legal recognition of the human right to water.

Weaning our politicians off the bottle

Oh, the French. The country that gave the world Perrier and kick-started the bottled water craze is now building free public water fountains that dispense sparkling water. The move is being taken...

What does the privatization of water look like?

The Ministry says "there is no intention to privatize BC’s water." But does new legislation protect public ownership of this precious resource?

BC’s water to be sold to the highest bidder?

Water on the auction block? Recently announced plans could open "water markets" in BC.

The food (and water) crisis

The last time food prices were this high, demonstrations broke out in developing countries around the world. What's really behind the recent increase?