The underground water situation in Quebec, particularly in areas north of Montreal, is distinguished by poorly defined usage rights and by a price which is practically nothing. Among other findings, this study shows that the economic value for the underground water resources in the area north of Montreal is $250 million. At the dawn of a new Quebec water management policy, a determination of the real value of a natural resource like underground water is a prerequisite for any strategic choice regarding the use and conservation of such a community resource.
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Media release: Une première estimation de la valeur des eaux souterraines