Total Water Management: Practices for a Sustainable Future, by Neil Grigg – cover (125p)
This book serves as an instruction manual for integrating the water needs of society and the environment. It is about the balance between our responsibilities to provide safe and reliable water services and to protect the environment.
Eagle Lake (200p)
To have as low an impact on the environment as possible, the District chose the membrane filtration system because it produces high quality drinking water and is also a compact technology.
U.S. Clean Water Act Settlement in Northeast Ohio to Protect Lake Erie, Revitalize Neighborhoods and Create Green Jobs
The settlement will provide the sewer district with the opportunity to propose larger uses of green infrastructure in exchange for reductions in the scope of traditional infrastructure projects.
‘Comox Valley Learning Lunch Team’ nominated for inaugural BCWWA Leadership in Water Sustainability Award
A convergence of interests has created an opportunity for all the players to set their sights on the common good.
Partnership for Water Sustainability has a role in implementing ‘Living Water Smart, British Columbia’s Water Plan’
“Convening for Action” partners are already playing a key delivery role in two of the five Living Water Smart theme areas, namely: community planning and development; and efficiency, outreach, public awareness,” reports Kim Stephens. “The shared vision is that settlement change will be in balance with ecology: the right development in the right place at the right time.”
One million British Columbians rely on groundwater for daily use and the demand is increasing. It is a large group of people and that is not including industry or agricultural use.
“Living Water Smart, British Columbia’s Water Plan” encourages green choices to protect stream health
“In integrating actions at four scales, the intended purpose of an ISMP is to provide a clear picture of how local governments can be proactive in applying land use planning tools to protect property and aquatic habitat, while at the same time accommodating land development and population growth,” stated Peter Law.
Tim Pringle (120p) at 2010 Land Awards Gala
Tim has demonstrated leadership, innovation and collaboration to address issues related to use and conservation of land in communities, regions, professions, and province as a whole.
B.C. needs to get water rules right, says University of Victoria’s POLIS Project on Ecological Governance
“Getting our water rules and management right has the potential to make everyone involved look good,” emphasizes Oliver Brandes. “Water is our most important asset and investing in this ‘natural capital market’ will ensure benefits for all of us now and into the future.”
More than nine in ten respondents support new measures ranging from stricter rules for managing industrial and municipal water use; to water rights based on the needs of communities rather than first rights of access. “These poll results confirm public support for the protection of freshwater resources,” stated Tony Maas.