Living Water Smart launches blog to connect those interested in BC’s water future


Living water smart - the commitment

Encouraging Water Stewardship

Living Water Smart is the provincial government’s plan to keep our water healthy and secure for the future.  A key commitment in the plan is to modernize our water laws to John slater mla (120p)improve the protection of ecological values, provide for more community involvement, and provide incentives to be water efficient,” states John Slater, MLA and Parliamentary Secretary for Water Supply and Allocation.

“Over the coming weeks and months, we will be using a new Living Water Smart Blog to encourage water stewardship in BC, share the ideas and stories of those who are interested in BC's water future, and celebrate our water smart successes.”

“The Blog will also be used to support dialogue on modernizing the Water Act and will complement a public discussion paper and a series of regional meetings to be announced early in the New Year.”

“As Parliamentary Secretary for Water Supply and Allocation, I will be championing the public engagement process and encourage you to get involved.  I invite you to take a look at our Blog, make comments and join the conversation.  Visit our website, contact us at, or call (250) 387-4734 for more information.”


About John Slater

John Slater was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Water Supply and Allocation to the Minister of Environment on June 10, 2009. He was elected as MLA for Boundary-Similkameen on May 12, 2009. He also serves on the Environment and Land Use Committee.

John Slater is a well-known community leader in the South Okanagan having served as Chair of the Okanagan Basin Water Board and Mayor of the Town of Osoyoos.


Posted December 18, 2009