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.
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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.
Bob Sandford (120p)
We are vulnerable to our own institutional approaches to managing infrastructure. There is typically no incentive for municipalities and regions to operate and maintain water infrastructure efficiently.
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BCWWA has recently decided to become more proactive in the area of advocacy. BCWWA’s positions on issues will reflect the collective wisdom and knowledge of its members.
Edited by David Brooks, Oliver Brandes and Stephen Gurman, this is the first book anywhere in the world to comprehensively present and apply the water soft path approach. It demonstrates that soft path analysis is both analytical and practical.
With a structured communications plan, the industry and the public at large can learn of BCWWA achievements. Success is very dependent on the input received from BCWWA members.
Donna Caddie (BC Ministry of Environment):
Understand how better urban, landscape and watershed planning can lead to water conservation and what tools are available to assist in this process
Unless there has been a major outbreak of waterborne illness in their community, it is unlikely that members of the general public have given much thought to the ‘value of water.’
Many utilities are beginning to see the value in turning drought into an opportunity to develop what City of Phoenix water managers call a low water-use lifestyle.
Gordon Campbell (former Premier, British Columbia):
The western premiers and territorial leaders have agreed to a Water Charter that makes protecting the resource a priority.