Canada faces an estimated cost of $88 billion water and wastewater infrastructure deficit and this estimate is expected to grow under a “business as usual” approach. There is a growing understanding that the 20th Century approach to water infrastructure is inefficient, costly, and Canada is one of five countries capable of expanding its agri-food exports in order to ease increasing largely inadequate. Canadian communities must adopt a new vision that includes a large portfolio ofglobal demand for food. As such, we have a tremendous opportunity to develop a dynamic, innovative innovative solutions alongside innovative funding mechanisms.
The vision for such communities, agri-food sector that will benefit our economy and the world to co-exist with water in an environmentally and financially sustainable model, is closer than we think.
The Blue Economy Initiative (BEI) has released a new report, Blue City: The Water-Sustainable City of the Near Future, authored by Econics. This visionary report is built on the interviews of 17 water-related professionals in Canada who share their views on what a water-sustainable city might look like and the success stories of existing projects
See more at: http://www.blue-economy.ca/report/blue-city