WSP Media Highlights - 2007

Oliver M. Brandes Discusses Water Soft Path on CKUT Radio
December 2007
CKUT Radio

For a radio interview with Charlotte Scott on CKUT Radio's program "Ecolibrium" on December 18th, the WSP's Oliver M. Brandes discusses the soft path for water management.

Litre by litre...we use almost twice as much water as Parisians do—Article in The Gazette
November 2007
The Gazette

WSP research on around-the-house water conservation tips and water-use statistics is referenced for this Montreal:Paris comparision article. It was published on November 24th in The Gazette.

The Myth of Canada's Water Abundance—Article in The Tyee
November 2007
The Tyee

Published on November 22nd in The Tyee, the WSP's involvement in the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation's Water Group is noted.

The AJ Environmental Education Directory 2007—Article in Alternatives Journal
October 2007
Alternatives Journal

For the University of Victoria entry in the Alternatives Journal Environmental Education Directory, the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance is noted as a transdisciplinary research entity of interest to Environmental Studies students.

 

Halalt invite public to honour Chemainus River—Article in The Ladysmith/Chemainus Chroncile
September 2007
The Ladysmith/Chemainus Chronicle

This article published on September 11th in The Ladysmith/Chemainus Chronicle provides details for an upcoming Chemainus River celebration hosted by the Halalth First Nation—where POLIS Project representatives would be present.

Op-Ed—Conservation, innovation best sources of 'new' water
September 2007
Times Colonist, Victoria News, Lower Island News

This op-ed authored by the WSP's Oliver M. Brandes was published in the Times Colonist, Victoria News, and Lower Island News in September. It both commends and critiques the Capital Regional District (CRD) for purchasing a portion of the Leech River watershed.

Solutions to Urban Water Scarcity in Canada—Article in Watershed Sentinel
September 2007
Watershed Sentinel

The WSP's Oliver M. Brandes, Tony Maas, and Ellen Reynolds co-authored an article outlining the top 10 opportunities for community action to save water and money, published in the September/October 2007 issue of Watershed Sentinel

Community Paths: Investigating BC's urban water use—Article in Alternatives Journal
August 2007
Alternatives Journal

The WSP's Lead Oliver M. Brandes and  Research Associate Tony Maas co-authored this article for the August 2007 issue of Alternatives Journal. It outlines their study of water soft path planning for urban centres in BC.

Ingenuity Trumps Hard Tech—Article in Alternatives Journal
August 2007
Alternatives Journal

For the August 2007 issue of Alternatives Journal, the WSP's Oliver M. Brandes and David B. Brooks co-authored this article on the benefits and feasibility of a water soft path approach to water management.

Soft planning: How to Create a Water Soft Path—Article in Alternatives Journal
August 2007
Alternatives Journal

The WSP's Oliver M. Brandes and David B. Brooks co-authored this article for the August 2007 issue of Alternatives Journal. It outlines seven steps for creating a water soft path plan.

Thinking Beyond the Pipes and Pumps: New report offers solutions to urban water scarcity in Canada—Article in CWRA Runoff
June 2007
Runoff (a Canadian Water Resources Association publication)

The WSP's Oliver M. Brandes, Tony Maas, and Ellen Reynolds co-authored this article for the June 2007 issue of Runoff, the Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA) BC Branch newsletter.

Water issue urgent: Time for a national water strategy—Article in Toronto Star
May 2007
Toronto Star

The WSP's Oliver M. Brandes and Tim Morris (Sierra Club of Canada) co-authored this article in Toronto Star, published on May 19th. It calls for action by the federal government to create more national water legislation, and improve existing enforcement and water conservation policies.

A New View of Water Security: Thinking Beyond Pipes and Pumps—Article in Municipal World
March 2007
Municipal World

The WSP's Oliver M. Brandes, Tony Maas, and Ellen Reynolds co-authored this article in the March 2007 issue of Municipal World. It describes emerging water challenges in Canada, and outlines the top 10 ways communities can save water and money from the WSP report Thinking Beyond Pipes and Pumps.

"Backcasting" proposed to ensure adequate water supply—Article in Lower Island News
February 2007
Lower Island News

The work of WSP collaborator David B. Brooks and WSP lead Oliver M. Brandes to develop and promote backcasting methodology for water management is noted in this Lower Island News article, published on February 23rd.

Local innovative leaders who are making a difference—Article in Lower Island News
January 2007
Lower Island News

The work of the WSP's Oliver M. Brandes on the Capital Regional District's Water Advisory Committee (WAC) is noted in this January/February 2007 article published by Lower Island News. The article profiles the work of four Greater Victoria innovative leaders who "help green the Capital Regional District".

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