The Canadian Geographer lately printed Jamie Benidickson’s “From boundary waters to watersheds: Authorized change and the geography of the Nice Lakes-St. Lawrence system” (due to Canadian Authorized Historical past weblog for noting it). The summary:
It’s acceptable to acknowledge an evolving authorized and institutional perspective on the Nice Lakes-St. Lawrence system (GL-SL) as a way of furthering the understanding that’s offered from established cartographic, bio-geological, historic, and cultural views. This paper describes parts of that evolution from a one-dimensional authorized conceptualization of the GL-SL as a boundary reflecting sovereign autonomy and state safety, by a extra advanced recognition of the water system involving navigation, fisheries, and water provide, to a extra complete acknowledgment of basin- and ecosystem-oriented approaches the place land-use actions and influences starting from groundwater flows by air-borne contamination should be accounted for. The Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909 and the Nice Lakes Water High quality Settlement (1972–2012) present normal factors of reference.
There’s quite a bit on this article on air pollution regulation, fisheries, and extra.