The Controlled Subject Index provides users with convenient, indexed access to stories and resources that are contained in the Water-Centric Planning Online Library. When a resource is added to the library, it is categorized against an index that comprises five ways of classifying the resource.
Fraser Basin Council – Bacgrounder cover (300p)
On November 6, 2007 the Fraser Basin Council hosted a workshop in Vancouver on adaptive decision-making, water management and climate change. The workshop was held in order to guide future Fraser Basin Council programs related to climate change and adaptation.
“Climate change is not the driver; rather, it is a variable. The key is to focus on what you want to do. Because many factors are in play, the objective is to build in resiliency to address risk,” stated Kim Stephens
Colorado’s inherently dry climate coupled with several years of drought have led to increased awareness of the importance of water conservation both indoors and outdoors in recent years.
When the Township of Langley hosted the second event in “Showcasing Green Infrastructure Innovation in Metro Vancouver: The 2007 Series”, groundwater aquifer protection was a focus because the Township relies on groundwater for almost half of its drinking water supply. This makes the Township and the City of White Rock unique amongst Metro Vancouver municipalities.
“Changing the Flow: A Blueprint for Federal Action on Freshwater” builds on mounting calls for renewed federal action on water from a diverse range of groups and sectors. The report establishes what the Gordon Water Group believes is a compelling case for urgent actions to be undertaken by the Canadian federal government, and according to its authors, provides clear and concise direction through 25 recommended actions organized around seven priority areas:
Ron Neufeld (120p)
The Comox Lake Watershed Assessment is the first to be completed pursuant to British Columbia's 'Comprehensive Drinking Water Source to Tap Assessment Guideline'.
Companies around the world have been working for decades to manage their own water use and wastewater discharge. Now, as freshwater becomes increasingly scarce, and amid mounting competition between communities, industries, agriculture and ecosystems for finite resources, there is growing awareness that “to manage water globally, you need to know the water situation locally”.
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) officially launched its Global Water Tool during World Water Week in Stockholm on 15 August 2007. It's a free and easy-to-use tool for companies and organizations to map their water use and assess risks relative to their global operations and supply chains.
The American Water Resources Association (Washington State Branch) and the Canadian Water Resources Association (B.C. Branch) are co-hosting a 2-day conference in Seattle, Washington on October 4-5, 2007.