Dr. Lynne Heasley, Associate Professor of History and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, has co-edited a new book on the significance of the Canadian-American water relationship. The book is titled Border Flows: A Century of the Canadian-American Water Relationship (University of Calgary Press, 2016). The book’s co-editor is Dr. Daniel Macfarlane, Assistant Professor with the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.
Inspired by the imperative of issues tied to fresh water accessibility in the twenty-first century, the book consists of nine essays that illuminate five core insights: the long-standing instrumental and permeable Canadian-U.S. border; the transformative relationships of the border waters; the ways in which the border waters have made and remade a sense of place; the importance of water policy and governance; and the implications of environmental policymaking in the Great Lakes for sustainable water management in other parts of the world. In the introduction, Drs. Heasley and Macfarlane contextualize the book’s essays and their significance in scarcity and abundance as the “two faces” of U.S. and Canadian water history.
Congratulations to Dr. Heasley on the publication of this timely and important new collection of essays.