British Columbia Ministry of Environment invites participation in Water Act Modernization Workshops – “Modernizing the Water Act is about making our water laws simpler to understand, administer and enforce,” stated John Slater, Parliamentary Secretary for Water Supply and Allocation (February 2010)
The Ministry of Environment is hosting regional multi-sector workshops around the Province during March and April 2010. These workshops are also being held in conjunction with 2010 drought response planning workshops.
Purpose of the Workshops
“Living Water Smart identifies modernizing the Water Act as an important way to ensure water security for B.C.’s future. Modernizing the Water Act is about making our water laws simpler to understand, administer and enforce,” states John Slater, MLA and Parliamentary Secretary for Water Supply and Allocation.
“A modern Water Act will also provide greater certainty for people, businesses and the environment and allow us to better adapt over time to changing demands and priorities.”
“The purpose of the one-day workshops is to share information, discuss principles for a new Water Act, and explore proposals for change. Options and solutions proposed in a discussion paper, to be released in February, will be the main focus of the workshops.”
“Facilitated group discussions involving stakeholders from a range of sectors will help inform a modernized Water Act for B.C,” concludes John Slater.
To Learn More:
The workshops are by invitation. Click on Water Act Modernization Workshops: An Overview
Posted February 2010