articles for period 2016 thru 2020

BRITISH COLUMBIA’S WATER LICENSING CALCULATOR: Managing Water as One Resource in British Columbia – online tool works for any and all properties in the province! (May 2016)

“In British Columbia, surface and groundwater are now managed under the same regulatory system. All non-domestic users of groundwater are required to obtain a licence to withdraw and use water from wells. This means that about 20,000 existing non-domestic well owners, including those in the agriculture sector, must now apply for a licence. The tool will help provincial water managers assess the water requirements of users and enable us to better manage BC’s water resources in collaboration with the agriculture sector,” stated Greg Tyson.

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LIVING WATER SMART IN BRITISH COLUMBJA: Environment Deputy Minister lauds work of the Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC – “The Partnership’s efforts to bring together five regional districts has been particularly successful,” stated Wes Shoemaker

“The work of the Partnership is supporting the Province’s Living Water Smart vision and Green Communities initiative,” wrote Wes Shoemaker. “Other partnership capacity-building tools and resources developed by the Partnership, such as the Water Balance Model for BC and Water Conservation Calculator, are helping to build community resilience and align well with the goals of both the Water Sustainability Act and the Climate Leadership Plan.”

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TRANSFORMING OUR WORLD: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – these are universal goals and targets which involve the entire world, developed and developing countries alike (September 2015)

In September 2015, the General Assembly of the United Nations passed Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. “This promises to be the most comprehensive and inclusive effort to positively change the world in all of human history. This may well be the most important thing we have ever done for ourselves and for our planet. It is nothing less than a charter for people and the planet for the 21st century,” stated Bob Sandford.

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