Media Highlights

The WSP team welcomes requests from media on issues relating to its research themes, including water conservation, water sustainability, and watershed governance. To get in touch with WSP researchers and spokespeople, please contact Laura Brandes, Communications Director, at or 250-721-8189.

To view the WSP’s archived media highlights—including newspaper articles, magazine articles, radio interviews, and TV spots—click on the links below.

Wayfinding—Article in Water Canada
March 2017
Water Canada

The WSP's Natasha Overduin and Rosie Simms co-authored an article on rethinking B.C.’s approach to freshwater management and governance through partnerships and shared decision-making, published in the March/April 2017 issue of Water Canada.

Water Management Needs Improvement, Group Says—Article in My Kootenay Now
January 2017
My Kootenay Now

An audio clip from the WSP's Natasha Overduin is included in an article, published in My Kootenay Now, on the need for local governments in the Kootenay region to advocate for improved watershed management.

Op-Ed—Progress and peril for B.C.'s most precious natural resource
December 2016
Vancouver Sun

On December 30th, the Vancouver Sun published an op-ed, authored by the WSP's Rosie Simms and Natasha Overduin, which provides a "year in review" through the lens of freshwater issues and priorities in B.C.

Op-ed—Spallumcheen not alone
November 2016
Vernon Morning Star

On November 30th, Vernon Morning Star published an op-ed, penned by the WSP's Rosie Simms and Laura Brandes, which reviews the complex water challenges facing BC communities and suggests the need for a new water ethic.

Op-ed—Water wise: Watersheds 2016 an inspirational conference
November 2016
Comox Valley Record

On November 4th, Comox Valley Record published an op-ed by Tanis Gower, a registered professional biologist and freshwater advocate, which shares her reflections on the Watersheds 2016 forum.

Op-ed—Storms show need for better water management
October 2016
Times Colonist

On October 22, Times Colonist published an op-ed by the WSP's Rosie Simms which outlines why we need to improve stormwater management in BC.

Study looks at Shawnigan, Cowichan water ‘crisis issues’—Article in Cowichan Valley Citizen
September 2016
Cowichan Valley Citizen

The WSP's Rosie Simms was interviewed for an article published in Cowichan Valley Citizen on September 21st regarding ongoing water challenges in the Cowichan River and Shawnigan Lake.

BC entering era of water insecurity, say legal scholars—Article in PICS Climate Examiner
September 2016
PICS Climate Examiner

An analysis of the WSP's new study Top 5 Water Challenges that will Define BC's Future was published on September 21st in Climate Examiner, the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) global climate news website.

New Report by POLIS: Top 5 Water Challenges that will Define British Columbia’s Future—Article on Waterbucket Blog
September 2016
Waterbucket Blog

On September 19th, Waterbucket published a blog post profiling the WSP's new study Top 5 Water Challenges that will Define British Columbia's Future.

Report urges better B.C. planning on water—Article in Vancouver Sun
September 2016
Vancouver Sun

On September 15th, Vancouver Sun published an article urging better planning and attention towards fresh water in BC, quoting the WSP's Oliver M. Brandes.

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