WSP Media Highlights - 2006

Floods and droughts—Community Solutions—Article in Lower Island News
November 2006
Lower Island News

The WSP's Oliver M. Brandes was quoted for this November article in Lower Island News. The article describes innovative, grass-roots projects to conserve water in Sun Valley (near Los Angeles) and Cenral Saanich.

Water conservation is the future—Article in Alberni Valley Times
October 2006
Alberni Valley Times

The WSP's Michael M'Gonigle and Oliver M. Brandes were quoted in this October 23rd article published in Alberni Valley Times, and the WSP report Thinking Beyond Pipes and Pumps: Top 10 Ways Communities Can Save Water and Money is described.

Report urges incentives for water conservation—Article in Lethbridge Herald
October 2006
Lethbridge Herald

The WSP's research associate Tony Maas was interviewed to discuss water infrastructure for this October 11th article published in Lethbridge Herald. The article features a discussion of the WSP report Thinking Beyond Pipes and Pumps: Top 10 Ways Communities Can Save Water.

Op-Ed—It's Not Just Clean Air we Need, Minister Ambrose—Article in Multiple Newspapers
October 2006
National Op-Ed

This op-ed by WSP Lead Oliver M. Brandes was published in October in the Calgary HeraldLethbridge Herald, Stratford Beacon-Herald, Victoria Times Colonist, the Windsor Star and CBC News.

Are Canadian communities running out of fresh water?—Article in Canadian Environmental Protection
October 2006
Canadian Environmental Protection

The WSP's Oliver M. Brandes authored this feature article in Canadian Environmental Protection magazine for their October 2006 issue. It describes future water scarcity challenges for Canadian communities, in relation to WSP urban water management research.

Brown lawns hot—Article in Victoria News
July 2006
Victoria News

For this July 5th article published in Victoria News, the WSP's Oliver M. Brandes was interviewed to discuss specific water conservation and efficiency improvements needed at the regional and national level in Canada, to reduce our vast over-consumption of the resource.

The Soft Path for Water: A Social Approach—Article in Horizons
May 2006

This article published in the May 2006 issue of Horizons was co-authored by the WSP's Oliver M. Brandes and David B. Brooks. It compares the spectrum of water management approaches, and highlights soft path management as a fresh approach to water management and sustainability. 

Greater Oliver: Water Conservation—Article in Smart Growth on the Ground Publication
April 2006
Foundation Research Bulletin (a Smart Growth on the Ground publication)

The WSP team contributed research and writing to this April 2006 issue article on demand-based water management for Foundation Research Bulletin, a Smarth Growth on the Ground (SGOG) publication. 

Putting Water Security on the Agenda—Article in Canada West Foundation Publication
February 2006
Dialogues (a Canada West Foundation publication)

The WSP's Oliver M. Brandes and Ellen Reynolds co-authored this article for the Winter 2006 issue of Dialogues, a Canada West Foundation publication. The article draws attention to Canada's outdated federal water policy, and encourages the government to adopt long-term water sustainability management.

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