Protecting Langley Township’s Groundwater Supply
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.
This reliance has made groundwater sustainability a top priority: recent initiative include the Water Resource Management Strategy, a Township-wide groundwater model, and a Water Management Plan being done in partnership with the Province.
The Township is dealing with a host of issues and challenges that impact on the sustainability of its groundwater supply. Antigone Dixon-Warren described what the Township is doing to respond to each of these:
- Increasing population and intensification of land use
- Growing demand for water resources
- Dropping groundwater levels
- Highly vulnerable aquifers
- Dropping baseflow levels
- Uncertainty of global warming
- Limitations in groundwater legislation
To download of copy of her PowerPoint presentation, please click on this link to Protecting Langley`s Groundwater: Safe and sustainable groundwater for our community .
Posted November 2007