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Our Water BC is a joint initiative of the following BC groups:

Organizing for Change

Ecojustice

Sierra Club BC

West Coast Environmental Law

Wildsight

Canadian Freshwater Alliance

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 Toolkit 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

Comparison: proposed Water Sustainability Act vs ENGO Statement of Expectations and Living Water Smart commitments (February 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

POLIS Water Project

NGO Statement of Expectations

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.

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CPR for Rivers - the Need for Regulations to Conserve, Protect, and Restore Environmental Flows in BC (blog post, West Coast Environmental Law)

Environmental Sector Expectations for Environmental Flows Regulation (WCEL)

Awash with Opportunity: Ensuring the Sustainability of British Columbia's New Water Law - POLIS Project