WSP Media Highlights - 2016

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.

POLIS Affiliate Deborah Curran named REFBC 2016 Land Champion—Press Release from REFBC
September 2016
REFBC website

In September, the Real Estate Foundation of BC (REFBC) named Deborah Curran its 2016 Land Champion. Deborah is a POLIS Project Affiliate and an environmental lawyer and educator with the University of Victoria's Faculty of Law.

Op-Ed—Protect our most precious resource, or we're all dead in the water
August 2016
Vancouver Sun

The WSP's Oliver M. Brandes and Rosie Simms co-authored an op-ed affirming the reality of a water crisis in BC and the need to better protect our most precious resource, published in Vancouver Sun on August 25th.

Getting Out of the Dark—Article in Municipal World Magazine
August 2016
Municipal World Magazine

WSP researchers Natasha Overduin, Oliver M. Brandes, and Tim Morris co-authored an article for the August 2016 issue of Municipal World, which profiles major findings of the WSP's recent Illumination report.

As B.C. Awakens to New Water Realities, Research Illuminates a New Governance Path Forward—Article in BCWWA's Watermark Magazine
August 2016
Watermark

The WSP's Oliver M. Brandes and Natasha Overduin co-authored an article exploring opportunties for water governance innovation in BC, which appeared in the Summer 2016 issue of BC Water & Waste Association (BCWWA)'s quarterly Watermark magazine.

Working Together for British Columbia's Watersheds—Article on Sierra Club BC Blog 
July 2016
Sierra Club BC Blog

On July 20th, Sierra Club BC published a blog post authored by the WSP's Rosie Simms which highlights three key opportunities in BC's new Water Sustainability Act and the upcoming province-wide forum, Watersheds 2016.

New Report by POLIS: Watershed Governance in BC—Article on Waterbucket Blog
June 2016
Waterbucket Blog

On June 24th, Waterbucket published a blog post profiling the WSP's new research report: Illumination: Building Capacity for Effective Watershed Governance in BC.

Forum This Fall to Explore New Approaches to Freshwater Decision-Making in B.C.—Article on Waterbucket Blog
June 2016
Waterbucket Blog

On June 13, Waterbucket published a blog post featuring the upcoming forum: Watersheds 2016: Building Capacity for Collaboration and Watershed Governance in BC.

Forum This Fall to Explore New Approaches to Freshwater Decision-Making in BC—Article in Multiple Newspapers 
June 2016
The Nelson Daily Times, The Rossland Telegraph, The Castlegar Source

Highlights for the upcoming Watersheds 2016 forum are explored in this June article, published by The Nelson Daily Times and its sister papers The Rossland Telegraph, and The Castlegar Source.

To read the article online, visit:

The Nelson Daily Times, June 13th

The Rossland Telegraph, June 13th

The Castlegar Source, June 13th

BC's new water legislation is designed for the future—Article in Water Canada
May 2016
Water Canada

The WSP's Oliver M. Brandes and Rosie Simms co-authored an article profiling three key areas for regulation development under BC's Water Sustainability Act, published in the May/June 2016 issue of Water Canada.

BC’s new water sustainability legislation hinges on defining regulations: Analysis—Article in Environment Policy & Law
April 2016
Environment Policy & Law

The WSP's Oliver M. Brandes and Rosie Simms co-authored an article exploring the opportunities and ongoing concerns with British Columbia's Water Sustainability Act, published in the March 2016 issue of Environment Policy & Law.

Op-Ed—B.C.’s water law finally enters the 21st century
March 2016
Vancouver Sun

On March 20th, the Vancouver Sun published an op-ed co-authored by WSP researchers which highlights the initial legal provisions of BC's newly in force Water Sustainability Act.

SCRD mulls creation of 'watershed entity'—Article in Coast Reporter
March 2016
Coast Reporter

In an article published by Coast Reporter on March 10, the realized potential for the WSP's concept of a 'watershed entity' is noted, as the Sunshine Coast Regional District contemplates developing such an entity in response to land-use conflicts in the Chapman Creek watershed.

Rosie Simms Discusses Opportunities in BC's New Water Law on Vancouver Co-op Radio
February 2016
Vancouver Co-op Radio

On February 15th, the WSP's Rosie Simms discussed opportunities in BC's new Water Sustainability Act and recent POLIS water law research with the Foodline Radio program on Vancouver Co-op Radio.

Council of Canadians report pans B.C.'s new Water Sustainability Act—Article in The Province
February 2016
The Province

On February 10th, an article in The Province quoted the WSP's Oliver M. Brandes, noting his optimism for progressive regulations in BC's Water Sustainability Act.

Awash with Opportunity: Ensuring the Sustainability of B.C.'s New Water Law—Article in Water Canada
January 2016
Water Canada

WSP researchers Oliver M. Brandes, Deborah Curran, and Rosie Simms co-authored an article profiling the WSP research report Awash with Opportunity for the January/February 2016 issue of Water Canada.

Awash with Opportunity: Ensuring the Sustainability of British Columbia's New Water Law—Article in BCWWA's Watermark Magazine
January 2016
Watermark

The WSP's Oliver M. Brandes, Deborah Curran, and Rosie Simms co-authored an article highlighting the new POLIS research report Awash with Opportunity, which appeared in the Winter 2016 issue of BC Water & Waste Association (BCWWA)'s quarterly Watermark magazine.

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