“The paper presents an independent, academic analysis of select water governance issues, focusing on ‘delegated’ water governance. This is also known as ‘devolved’ or ‘shared’ or ‘distributed’ governance,” states Linda Nowlan.
Living Water Smart: Shared Responsibility Underpins a Regional Team Approach to Creating Our Future in British Columbia
“At the end of the day, planners and engineers and other disciplines must come together to determine the issues and solutions,” stated Lynn Kriwoken. “This is why we constantly emphasize that Living Water Smart is about motivating and inspiring everyone to embrace shared responsibility. Influencing behaviour and attitudes is at the heart of moving from awareness to action.”
Draft National Lakes Assessment Report – Dec 2009 (360p)
Implementation of green infrastructure policies and practices is a key strategy for increasing groundwater recharge, improving water quality, reducing flooding, preserving habitat, and protecting lake quality.
John Slater MLA
Province will be using a new Living Water Smart Blog to encourage water stewardship in BC, share the ideas and stories, and celebrate water smart successes.
The era of infrastructure-enabled growth is over, leaving planners, developers and policymakers looking for new ways to sustain growth and rising demand amid diminishing resources.
2008 Vancouver Island Learning Lunch Seminar Series organized under the umbrella of the Water Sustainability Action Plan
Vancouver Island is the pilot region for developing a common understanding and consistent approach to creating liveable communities and protecting stream health. Outcome-oriented, the 2008 Series was designed by and for land and water managers in local government.
“The report brings together messages on water and climate change from the “World Water Development Report 3: Water in a Changing World”. Carbon is a measure of the anthropogenic causes of climate change; water is a measure of its impacts,” writes Olcay Ünver.
World Water Day 2010 activities will aim to communicate messages on water quality, ecosystems and human well-being.
Alignment with the “Canada-wide Strategy” establishes timeline for new treatment plants in Metro Vancouver
REAC Presentation (Feb 2009) – Christianne Wilhelmson (120p)
Implementation of the Canada-wide Strategy creates an obligation on the part of the senior governments to support communities that believe it is imperative to improve sewage treatment as soon as possible.
The Eagle Lake facility received the 2009 Canadian Consulting Engineering Award of Excellence in the Water Resources category.