We have a lot of water on the West Coast; why should we bother with conservation? While we like to think that water is inexpensive, we forget the huge cost of water infrastructure. If we can reduce our consumption, we might be able to delay big bills or even eliminate the need for them.
The act would establish a framework that is intended to drive innovation, create economic opportunities, sustain water infrastructure and conserve Ontario’s water.
We need to value and conserve water, says the University of Victoria’s POLIS Water Sustainability Project
Effective conservation-oriented water pricing can also help reconcile growing communities with the health of local watersheds and engage individuals and businesses to change their behaviour and begin reducing their water footprints.
Susanne Porter-Bopp (140p) – POLIS Project
A commitment to “preserve water for the next generation” means that all new demands for water will be met through conservation and efficiency rather than expanding supply.
Oliver Brandes (120p)
The Primer explains how water pricing works, what the benefits are, and how water utilities can implement conservation-oriented water pricing structures as a key tool in the water manager's toolkit.
Colwyn Sunderland – BCWWA President 2009-2010
What we can achieve is limited only by how well we can work together to identify, develop and apply our talents, and by how effectively we can engage the public that relies on them.
Watermark – Spring 2010 cover
The Fun Theory is based on the idea that fun is the easiest way to change behaviour for the better.
An absorbent topsoil layer does more than help your plants and lawn grow well, it also helps you be water smart.
Bob Sandford (Chair, Canadian Partnership Initiative):
There is a disconnect between attitudes towards water conservation and what people are actually doing. This should be a huge concern, given that the long-term supply of this presource is already at risk in many parts of the country.
Bob Sandford (120p)
This event helps launch the “Future of Water Law and Governance in Canada” – a new program at the POLIS Water Sustainability Project. Bob will share his experiences as they relate to current efforts to modernize the BC Water Act.