Established in 1909, B.C.’s Water Act is the primary piece of water management legislation. “A key commitment in the plan is to consider amendments to the Water Act to improve the protection of ecological values, provide for more community involvement and provide incentives to be water efficient,” stated John Slater.
Living Water Smart contains a key message – green development makes sense. Fostering new thinking about development leads to more green spaces, more water and fish in the streams, improved community vitality, reduced demand for water, and reduced expenditure on infrastructure. “The program goals for Living Water Smart and the companion Green Communities Initiative constitute a ‘call to action’ on the part of British Columbians to manage settlement change in balance with ecology,” stated Tim Pringle.
“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 consider amendments to the Water Act to improve the protection of ecological values, provide for more community involvement and provide incentives to be water efficient,” states John Slater.
Centre will give partners from various agencies and organizations the opportunity to develop innovative responses to the challenges of sustainability and integrated resource management. “This generous support ensures the region can now build the first of a planned system of academies. The first one will look for new ways to recover energy, nutrients and other resources from waste water,” Metro Vancouver Chair Lois Jackson said.
Western Canada's largest annual meeting of water industry professionals.
“The Australians see a business opportunity in Canada, in large part because they perceive that Canada lags behind Australia in developing technology and products to address the dependent relationship between energy, water and food. As the Australians see it, Canada is an emerging market for them,” comments Kim Stephens,
The association represents not only water well drillers, but also geotechnical and geoexchange drillers, pump installers, hydrogeologists, water purveyors who rely on ground water, and technical people from all levels of government.
Groundwater Bylaws Toolkit – cover (360p)
The Toolkit presents the basic principles of groundwater science, outlines the jurisdiction for managing groundwater, and provides practical land use management tools that can be used by local government to support the protection of groundwater resources.
List emphasizes reducing polluted rainwater runoff that flows off farm fields and paved streets and parking lots; and making sure there is no net loss of forests and trees on lands that drain into the Chesapeake.