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.

Adequate funding required for sustainable management of BC’s Water Resources—Article on Water Bucket Blog
August 2015
Water Bucket Blog

On August 11, Water Bucket published a blog post sharing key points from an op-ed on water pricing co-written by the WSP's Deborah Curran and Oliver M. Brandes, which was published on July 20 by Vancouver Sun.

Op-ed—Rock-bottom snowpack an early warning of water issues
July 2015
The Province

The WSP's Rosie Simms co-authored an op-ed encouraging the Province to take a proactive approach to water management in light of the current drought situation, published on July 29 by The Province.

Oranges and Apples? Lessons for BC from California Groundwater Reform—Article in BCWWA's Watermark Magazine
July 2015

The WSP's Randy Christensen and Oliver M. Brandes co-authored an article exploring lessons for BC from California's recent groundwater reform, which appeared in the Summer 2015 issue of BC Water & Waste Association (BCWWA)'s quarterly Watermark magazine.

Op-Ed—Managing B.C.’s water resources: We have a long way to go before water rents attract international trade claims
July 2015
Vancouver Sun

The WSP's Deborah Curran and Oliver M. Brandes co-authored an op-ed discussing B.C.'s proposed water rental rates and NAFTA concerns, published on July 20 by Vancouver Sun.

Reverse Course: Changing our minds about water—Article in Pique Magazine
July 2015
Pique Magazine

The WSP's Oliver M. Brandes and Deborah Curran are quoted in a Pique Magazine article overviewing water issues in B.C., published on July 19.

Randy Christensen discusses BC groundwater law reform and current water restrictions on CKNW
July 2015

On July 19th, Randy Christensen (Research Associate, POLIS Project; lawyer, Ecojustice) discussed BC groundwater law reform and water restrictions on The Sean Leslie Show on CKNW. 

The Value of Water on the West Coast — And Why California Is So Screwed—Article in Vice News
July 2015
Vice News

The WSP's Savannah Carr-Wilson is quoted in a Vice News article critiquing B.C.'s proposed water pricing, published on July 17.

Interview: An environmental law professor’s take on B.C.’s pricing of groundwater—Article in The Globe and Mail
July 2015
The Globe and Mail

On July 16, The Globe and Mail published an interview with the Deborah Curran (POLIS Partner and Advisor) where she discusses B.C.'s proposed pricing of groundwater.

Rosie Simms Discusses what BC can learn from California's drought on CKNW
July 2015

On July 9th, the WSP's Rosie Simms discussed what BC can learn from California's drought and recent groundwater law reform on The Sean Leslie Show on CKNW Radio.

Interview: Rosie Simms on water conservation in BC—Segment for CTV Vancouver Island
July 2015
CTV Vancouver Island

On July 8th, CTV Vancouver Island interviewed WSP researcher Rosie Simms for a news segment on water restrictions in BC's Capital Regional District.

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