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Water Governance

Living Water Policy Project website launched


“The site allows users to review summaries of water policy documents for each province, compare water policies in different provinces, and receive updates as water policy changes across Canada,” states Liz Hendriks.

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British Columbia’s Water Law Framework


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.

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British Columbia proceeds with Water Act Modernization in 2010


“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.

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Australia Highlights Lack Of Water Governance In Canada


“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,

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Program on Water Governance Workshop Series: Sustainable Water Infrastructure Management in Canada


“My presentation was organized in three parts. First, I introduced the across-Canada audience to our BC adaptation of the ‘design with nature’ philosophy. Then I talked about Convening for Action on Vancouver Island to provide an example of new forms of governance. The third and final part dealt with the linkage of infrastructure to climate change and infrastructure. To capture audience attention and set a tone, I opened with a reference to Blue ecology and climate change, an article by Michael Blackstock,” stated Kim Stephens.

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Program on Water Governance Established at the University of British Columbia


Led by Karen Bakker, the program aims to connect water researchers with those active on water policy. The program conducts basic research on water management, engages the wider community in outreach and education on water issues, and facilitates dialogue on water governance between universities, communities, government, NGOs and the private sector.

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