Media Highlights

The WSP team welcomes requests from media on issues relating to its research themes, including water conservation, water sustainability, and watershed governance. To get in touch with WSP researchers and spokespeople, please contact Laura Brandes, Communications Director, at or 250-721-8189.

To view the WSP’s archived media highlights—including newspaper articles, magazine articles, radio interviews, and TV spots—click on the links below.

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

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.

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