Water Use Efficiency Catalogue for British Columbia
In February 1998, the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks (now called Ministry of Environment), on behalf of the Water Conservation Strategy Working Group, contracted the compilation of existing or planned water use efficiency initiatives throughout British Columbia.
The “Catalogue” was developed to promote co-operation and information sharing, and to serve as a resource. It lists water conservation measures by type and agency. The catalogue also drew on the experience of water providers by noting important details (where provided) including keys to success, costs, and actual and potential water savings.
A total of 127 surveys (66%) were completed. 76% of the respondents indicated that they had adopted some water conservation measures as part of their water management programs.
The Catalogue is a supporting document for the Water Conservation Strategy for British Columbia. At the time of publication in 1998, it was hoped the Catalogue would promote cooperation and information sharing, and serve to bring about a proactive approach to water conservation in British Columbia. Users of the Catalogue were encouraged to view it as a menu of tools, opportunities and suggestions.