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Our Water BC is a joint initiative of the following BC groups:
More information on what's at stake and what you can do:
Environmental Sector Statement of Expectations for BC's Environmental Flow Needs Regulation - from West Coast Environmental Law and supported by a dozen other organizations, December 2015
Communications Toolkit for Strengthening BC's new Water Sustainability Act, available on the BC Program page of the Canadian Freshwater Alliance
Awash with Opportunity: Ensuring the Sustainability of British Columbia's New Water Law, from University of Victoria's POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, Water Sustainability Project, November 2015; environmental flows start on p. 17
A submission from eight of BC's leading environmental organizations on the Legislative Proposal for a new Water Sustainability Act for BC
The Water Wealth Project has an Engagement Toolkit available for Fraser Valley Residents, with a particular focus on groundwater issues - November 5th, 2013
Canadian Freshwater Alliance has put together a for those who want to engage on the Legislative Proposal for a new Water Sustainability Act - everything you need to make your voice heard! - November 4, 2013
The UVic POLIS Water Sustainability Project has published its analysis of the legislative proposal for a new Water Sustainability Act, including key recommendations for improvements needed. - October 25, 2013
BC Government's Legislative Proposal for a new Water Sustainability Act, October 18, 2013. Both the full proposal and a shorter, summary version are available. The third and final comment period is open until November 15, 2013.
Top Ten Reasons Why BC Needs a New Water Act, from WWF, October 18, 2013
Pembina Institute and ForestEthics submission on oil & gas considerations for the Water Sustainability Act policy proposal - March 14, 2011
Proposed Water Sustainability Act - policy proposal for BC's new Water Act.
BC Auditor General's Report on BC Groundwater, December 1, 2010
McAllister poll on "BC Perspectives on Fresh Water", Nov. 22, 2010
BC government Water Act Modernization process site
Water Act Modernization Report on Engagement - find out what the government heard from British Columbians
Check out YES! Magazine's Summer 2010 Water Solutions issue, with lots of facts, figures, solutions and water-saving ideas.