Water Connections is a program designed to realize the Centre for Sustainable Watersheds' vision of a national water information resource that will facilitate cooperation and collaboration among Canada's water community. Our mission is to develop and implement a web-based water information portal designed to provide users with centralized access to a nationwide collection of water data, resources, contacts and other pertinent information.
“Our research examines the relationship between governance and practices of sustainable water management by municipal water supply utilities. We focus on water conservation because it is a key element of sustainable water management, reports Kathryn Furlong, principal author.
Linda Nowlan – UBC
The long awaited Living Water Smart is the latest stage in a history of efforts to reform BC's water laws over the past 15 years. In June 2008, a commentary prepared by Linda Nowlan pointed out crucial issues that deserve more in-depth exploration through a thorough public consultation.
Alberta Water Council Report – Sep 2008 (360p)
Some of Alberta’s largest users of water are taking action to develop and implement water conservation, efficiency and productivity plans as part of the province’s renewed Water for Life strategy.
Dale Wall – Gaining Ground announcement (160p)
The Green Communities Initiative encompasses plans and strategies that provide direction as to where the Province of British Columbia wants to go in terms of adapting to climate change and reducing impact on the environment.
Catriona Weidman (120p)
At the first in the 2008 Comox Valley Learning Lunch Seminar Series, held in September 2008, Catriona Weidman of the Ministry of Community Development elaborated on the Province's guiding philosophy for doing business differently. Grant programs will leverage change through a combination of eligibility and assessment criteria.
Collaborative Watershed Governance Initiative promotes shift toward ecosystem management in British Columbia
The purpose of the Collaborative Watershed Governance Initiative is to establish and implement a framework for collaborative watershed governance in BC. The result would be a shift toward ecosystem managementi in BC based on watersheds, using advanced governance arrangements and more local decision-making.
Living Water Smart – where and how land is developed determines sustainability of water supply & aquatic habitat
Kim Stephens (200pixels)
At the last in the 2008 Vancouver Island Learning Lunch Seminar Series, Kim Stephens (Program Coordinator for the Water Sustainability Action Plan) told the story behind the “how land is developed” communication graphic.
Urban Development Institute commits to working with government to bring “Living Water Smart” vision to fruition
UDI Executive Director – Maureen Enser (160p)
Living Water Smart draws on a variety of policy measures to change the way that land is developed. The Urban Development Institute has committed to working with government to make sure that the plan comes to fruition.
Kevin Lagan (120p)
The City of Courtenay hosted the 2008 Comox Valley Learning Lunch Seminar Series. By referencing the curriculum to Living Water Smart, this enabled participating local governments to consider how to align local actions with provincial goals and objectives.