7 Results for Water Sustainability Act

New opinion data finds that long-term water management is top of mind for many British Columbians. The findings are published in the 2018 BC Water Polling Report. Therein, it's reported that 87 per cent of respondents believe the province will face a serious problem if nothing is done to improve the…

September 13, 2018 @ 9:30am

Over three-quarters of British Columbia’s population live in urbanized watersheds. These watersheds are a cornerstone of ecological and human health as well as economic and social activity. Important as they are, urban waters are threatened. Concerns about water quality, low flows and flooding, and habitat loss are increasingly common in…

January 17, 2018 @ 5:43pm

In 2007, Langley Township in British Columbia hosted the first of three events in the Metro Vancouver Showcasing Green Infrastructure Innovation. Now, a decade later, the Township and the Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia have released a report on what has been achieved with respect to adaptive water and land management, green…

October 11, 2017 @ 9:51am

As the Skeena-Nass area of British Columbia continues to experience Level 3 hydrological drought conditions, leaders from the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition express concern about the long-term health of the watershed and fish populations. Executive director, Shannon McPhail said, "I’m seeing dry gravel bars in rivers that have always been…

August 16, 2016 @ 8:04am

The POLIS Project on Ecological Governance has released a new report that highlights what's needed to implement watershed-based governance in British Columbia. The report entitled, Illumination: Insights and Perspectives for Building Effective Watershed Governance in B.C., makes the argument that the new Water Sustainability Act offers the potential for a significant shift in measures to protect…

June 21, 2016 @ 8:35am

On February 29, 2016, the government of British Columbia brought the new Water Sustainability Act  into force along with a first phase of regulations. The Water Sustainability Act updates and replaces the old B.C. Water Act and delivers on the government's commitment to groundwater and surface water security. The Act and new regulations…

March 07, 2016 @ 1:08pm

The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) is proposing to the provincial government a British Columbia water commission to streamline water use reporting and to connect water license rental fees with water management needs. The OBWB’s board members voted to send a letter to Steve Thomson, B.C.’s Minister of Forest, Land,…

May 20, 2014 @ 9:05am