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Examines the experiences of Canada in dealing with water scarcity. Threat of water shortages in the country; Framework of water allocation law in the prairie provinces of Canada; Approaches to reforming water law that the provinces have adopted in the face of developing water shortages.
Water law has been of great importance in Alberta's legal and economic community over the last seventy-five years. By the time the University of Alberta's Faculty of Law first opened its doors in 1921, the reformed law of water allocation had already reached maturity and was showing its first...
The prevailing Canadian authorities more than justify John Ballem's conclusion that \"many a lease has come to an untimely and unexpected end\". This paper explores the right of a lessee to obtain compensation in the law of restitutionfor work performed where a lease has unexpectedly terminated....
The author studies the law in Alberta regarding the use of water resources. The right to divert surface water from its course or to detain its natural flow for consumptive or other purposes is discussed. The author contends that the present Alberta Water Resources Act does not develop maximum...