BC's Water Act Modernization will help connect the dots to stream health and liveable communities
Living Water Smart, BC’s Water Plan sets the direction for changes to use of water and development of land in British Columbia. One-third of the 45 actions in Living Water Smart either require legislative change or would be strengthened with changes to water laws.
The Water Act is the heart of the Province’s water governance framework. “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, Parliamentary Secretary for Water Supply and Allocation, in a letter sent to all local governments in December 2009.
The Province is proceeding with Water Act Modernization in parallel with local government capacity-building that is taking place under the umbrella of the Water Sustainability Action Plan. To learn more, click on BC’s Water Act Modernization will help connect the dots to stream health and liveable communities.
News Release #2010-01
January 19, 2010