WSP Media Highlights - 2009

Awash with Potential: Ontario's provincial water conservation and efficiency strategy—Article in Canadian Water Treatment
November 2009
Canadian Water Treatment magazine

The WSP's Carl Maas co-authored this article with Kurtis Elton for the November/December 2009 issue of Canadian Water Treatment magazine. The article overviews key water conservation and efficiency strategies and key opportunities for further water management improvement in the Province of Ontario.

Halalt honours river, awaiting court—Article in Cowichan Valley Citizen
September 2009
Cowichan Valley Citizen

For this September 23rd article published in the Cowichan Valley Citizen, interest by the WSP and the Halalt First Nation in creating a comprehensive watershed management plan is noted.

From Wire to Tap—Article in Canadian Water Treatment
September 2009
Canadian Water Treatment

The WSP's Carol Maas authored an article in Canadian Water Treatment magazine on the critical links between water and energy, drawing on the WSP report Greenhouse Gas and Energy Co-Benefits of Water Conservation.

Going Soft on Water—Article in Canadian Water Treatment
September 2009
Canadian Water Treatment

The WSP's Elizabeth Hendriks, with Sheila Forsyth (Friends of the Earth Canada) and Leela Ramachandran (Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Green Municipal Fund), co-authored an article on the water soft path for municipalities for the September/October 2009 issue of Canadian Water Treatment magazine. 

'Soft path' holistic water management approach—Article in StarPhoenix
July 2009
StarPhoenix

This July 14th article was published by the StarPhoenix. It overviews points 4-7 from the Top 10 list identified in the WSP research report Thinking Beyond Pipes and Pumps: Top 10 Ways Communities Can Save Water and Money.

Cities can save water, money—Article in StarPhoenix
July 2009
StarPhoenix

This July 7th article was published in the StarPhoenix. It overviews points 8-10 from the Top 10 list identified in the WSP research report Thinking Beyond Pipes and Pumps: Top 10 Ways Communities Can Save Water And Money.

Experts Call for New Great Lakes Agreement on Treaty's 100th Anniversary—Article in Canadian Corporate News
June 2009
Canadian Corporate News

In this Canadian Corporate News June 8th article, the WSP's Oliver M. Brandes is noted as a signatorie on an expert group call for a new Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.

Survey Shows Politicians Failing Public by Ignoring BC Water Crisis—Media Release and Survey by Multiple Organizations
May 2009
Ecojustice, Watershed Watch, POLIS Water Sustainability Project, Sierra Club of BC, Raincoast Conservation Foundation

This May 5th media release, issued by the organizations Ecojustice, Watershed Watch, POLIS Water Sustainabiliy Project, Sierra Club of BC and Raincoast Conservation Foundation, alerts readers to a poll of BC political parties' responses to water safety and shortage concerns. The parties' survey responses may also be downloaded below.

Waterlution: Young People Could Alter the Future of Water—Article in Comox Valley Record
April 2009
Comox Valley Record

This April 2nd article was published by the Comox Valley Record. It describes the Community Engagement and Watershed Planning workshop co-hosted by Waterlution and the WSP to occur at the end of April, 2009.

Op-Ed—Water smart? We won't be if the promises aren't acted on
March 2009
Vancouver Sun

This op-ed, published in the Vancouver Sun on March 17th, provides commentary on water policy in British Columbia. It was co-authored by by Linda Nowlan, Randy Christensen, Craig Orr, and the WSP's Oliver M. Brandes.

Op-Ed—Flushing away valuable energy
March 2009
Toronto Sun

This op-ed on Ontario's Green Energy Act (2009) by the WSP's Carol Maas and Nancy Goucher (Forum for Leadership on Water) was published in the Toronto Sun on March 5th.

Quick, Clean and Green: Smart Spending Needed on Sustainable Water Infrastructure—Article in Monday Magazine
February 2009
Monday Magazine

Glen Pleasance, Jim Bruce, and the WSP's Oliver M. Brandes co-authored this commentary on water infrastructure spending in the February 2009 Federal budget. The article was published on February 4th in Monday Magazine.

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