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Plan of Water Management and Policy in Canada and UK

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Paragraph 1: This essay is going to compare fresh water management and policy between Canada and United Kingdom. This essay will argue the United Kingdom willing accepts different voice of citizens and carried out efficient regulation against pollution, climate change factor and wastage to reach more supply and less demand of water. Their citizens have higher living standard and more protection under its policy.

Paragraph 2 & 3: In this paragraph will describe the government-business relationship in water industry – fresh water. Found more source and less demand, pricing of water, licensing system, water management and policy adoption to climate change throughout the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Department (OECD)

Paragraph 4 & 5: This paragraph will describe the water management and policy in Canada. Because of government-owned business, it show passive, conservative and under struggle between states. Citizen seem it is limitless, it is not as a business good. Act has not been updated since 1985.

Paragraph 6 & 7: This paragraph will describe the water management and policy in United Kingdom. Privatization of water supply by environment agency and regulated by Ofwat to make open to the public.

Paragraph 8 & 9: This paragraph will outline the policy of Canada. Their legislation is not enough power to monitor and control on collection, way of use and discharge of water. Citizens always threat by flood or drought, seriously impact on their life and health.

Paragraph 10 & 11: This paragraph will outline the policy of United Kingdom by drawing various publications. Active, aggressive on regulation, introduce water meter to reach saving target. Although they also threat by drought in middle country but they government work for it by improve regulation times to times.

Paragraph 12 & 13: This paragraph will discuss what criteria should have when assess the policy. Draw on different statistic and publications, it shows both countries can do better in many methods. They can carry out strong regulation on license, abstraction of water and set standard of discharge waste water, establish new infrastructure, better building design, more efficient appliance and improving industrial process.

Paragraph 14 & 15: This paragraph will discuss advantage and disadvantage of their management and policy operating in Canada.

Paragraph 16 & 17: This paragraph will discuss advantage and disadvantage of their management and policy operating in United Kingdom.

Paragraph 18 & 19: These paragraphs will compare which country is better according to the advantage and disadvantage of policy and which is more beneficial to their citizens.

Paragraph 20: This paragraph will address the fact that United Kingdom has better policy in water industry. How they seek to improve and carry out a serious of regulation in these years to ensure their citizens to have more secure and better quality water supply in future, maintain their living standard, in order to sustain green economy.


Canada Water Act. (R.S., 1985, c.C-11). Retrieved from http://laws.justice.gc.ca /eng/C-11/page-2.html

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. (2008). The Government’s Water Strategy for England – Future Water

Environment Agency (2010). How to comply with your environment permit (EPR 1.0). Retrieved from http://publications.environment-agency.gov.uk/pdf /GEHO1110BTFP-E-E.pdf (assessed 7 January 2011)

Oana, S. (2009). STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT – CASE STUDY: THE WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM IN GREAT BRITAIN. Annals of the University of Oradea, Economic Science Series, 18(4), 466-468. Retrieved from EBSCOhost.

OFWAT (2010). Ofwat’s annual report 2009-2010. Retrieved from http://www.ofwat.gov.uk/aboutofwat/reports/annualreports/rpt_ar_2009-10web (assess 7 january 2011)

Ognibene, Alex (2009). The Woves of Canadian water policy. The policy exchange. Retrieved from http://policy-exchange.ca/archive/the-woes-of-canadian- water-policy/ (Assessed 15 January 2011)

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Deveelopment (OECD) (2006) DOMESTIC POLICY FRAMEWORKS FOR ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE WATER SECTOR: PART I: ANNEX I COUNTRIES Retrieved from www.oecd.org/dataoecd/32/47/36835429.pdf (Assessed 15 january 2011)|
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Deveelopment (OECD) (2007) FINANCING WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION IN EECCA COUNTRIES AND PROGRESS IN ACHIEVING THE WATER-RELATED MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS (MDGs) Retrieved from www.oecd.org/dataoecd/36/10/39174956.pdf (Assessed 15 january 2011)|

Summerscales, I., & McBean, E. A. (2010). Evaluation of Risk Assessment Tools to Predict Canadian Waterborne Disease Outbreaks. Water Quality Research Journal of Canada, 45(1), 1-11. Retrieved from EBSCOhost.

United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Orgainzation (UNESCO) (2009). The 3rd United Nations World Water Development Report: Water in a Changing World (WWDR-3).

Water Act. (2003. c.37). Retrieved from
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2003 /37

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