Take a walk on the wet side: One perspective on community-based watershed planning
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In Canada, rivers and lakes have been focal points of settlement, economic development, and transportation. Water is essential to the Canadian economy: it is an essential resource for food production, most industrial processes, many recreational activities, and much urban development across the country. As planning is increasingly focusing on achieving sustainability, it is essential that planning and management decisions be based on the ecosystem as a whole, and not on isolated aspects of it.