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.

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

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.

Op-ed—Putting sustainability in B.C.’s new water law
December 2015
Vancouver Sun

On December 4th, Vancouver Sun published an op-ed co-authored by POLIS researchers which discusses how BC's Water Sustainability Act can reach its full potential.

California's Dry Advice—Article in Alternatives Journal
December 2015
Alternatives Journal

The WSP's Laura Brandes authored an article highlighting what BC can learn from California's drought and recent groundwater reform, which appeared in the December 2015 issue of Alternatives Journal.

Rosie Simms Discusses BC's Water Sustainability Act and new POLIS research on Kootenay Co-op Radio
November 2015
CJLY Kootenay Co-op Radio

On November 24th, the WSP's Rosie Simms was interviewed about BC's new Water Sustainability Act and the POLIS report Awash with Opportunity for CJLY Kootenay Co-op Radio's EcoCentric.

Rosie Simms on putting the "sustainable" in BC's new water law on CFAX 1070
November 2015
CFAX 1070

The WSP's Rosie Simms discussed what is needed to put the "sustainable" in BC's new Water Sustainability Act with CFAX 1070's Café​ Victoria on November 21st.

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