WSP Media Highlights - 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On June 24th, Waterbucket published a blog post profiling the WSP's new research report: Illumination: Building Capacity for Effective Watershed Governance in BC.
On June 13, Waterbucket published a blog post featuring the upcoming forum: Watersheds 2016: Building Capacity for Collaboration and Watershed Governance in BC.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.