Running Through our Fingers: How Canada fails to capture the full value of its top asset

Authored by Renzetti, Steven, Diane P. Dupont, Chris Wood. Published in 2011.

The Blue Economy Initiative seeks to draw attention to the connection between water and the economy. Running Through our Fingers revisits economist Andrew Muller’s 1985 analyses and estimates for the value of water’s contribution to Canada’s economy. The report highlights the importance of water to the economy, the limited information available for determining water’s value with respect to economic activities and in its natural state, and provides suggestions to address the gaps in available information.

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