It's astonishing how much freshwater we have in Canada. I lived in Western Cape, South Africa, during the Cape Town water crisis, and I was amazed how that scarcity mindset resulted in small lifestyle changes that radically reduced how much water I used. I wish we valued clean water more here, and recognized it as the limited resource it is. Dozens of reserve communities in Canada still have boil-water advisories. Iqaluit almost ran out of water this summer. Our reservoirs in Vancouver are hitting record lows at the end of the summer. I see this shift in values as necessary, even here.
I think that paying for water is part of the solution. Kai's idea in class that residential water under a certain per-capita threshold should be free is essential to not cause massive societal issues. But even more important is charging ind