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more than 125 countries
It remains expensive (money and energy)
energy) 30 5 3/29/2011 Diversions where water is transferred from one watershed
Aquatic ecosystems have evolved in response to
an average hydrologic regime
Diversions change that regime have implications
for the sustainability of ecosystems
most transfer schemes in Canada designed for
hydroelectric development purposes and very
few for urban consumption or irrigation
31 32 The Grand Canal re-emerges
James Bay 33 34 Potential environmental impacts: 35 Wetlands at the south end of James Bay (Ramsar
sites) are important staging grounds for migratory
Aboriginal communities on the James Bay coast
Fragmentation of the lowlands by the canal
Chemical loadings/transfers of exotics into
Reductions in freshwater inputs to James/Hudson
Bay and implications for deep ocean thermohaline
circulation . . .
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This note was uploaded on 08/10/2011 for the course ENV 200 taught by Professor Karening during the Spring '11 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.
- Spring '11