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 communications@polisproject.org 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.

Have Your Say: How can we each conserve more water this summer?—Article in The Globe and Mail
June 2015
The Globe and Mail

The WSP's Oliver M. Brandes was quoted in an article sharing water conservation tips, published on June 30th by The Globe and Mail.

Apples and oranges? Lessons for B.C. from California’s drought and groundwater law reform—Article in Water Canada
June 2015
Water Canada

On June 28, Water Canada published a blog post authored by the WSP's Laura Brandes, which draws on the WSP's report California's Oranges and B.C.'s Apples? Lessons for B.C. from California Groundwater Reform.

Op-Ed—Apples and oranges? Lessons for B.C. from California’s drought and groundwater law reform
June 2015
Vancouver Sun

The WSP's Randy Christensen and Oliver M. Brandes co-authored an op-ed about what B.C. can learn from California's drought, published on June 19th by Vancouver Sun.

Interview: Laura Brandes on public engagement in the development of B.C.'s Water Sustainability Act—Article in Water Canada
June 2015
Water Canada

On June 16th, Water Canada published an interview with the WSP's Laura Brandes, where she discusses the opportunities and challenges for the public to influence water law reform.

California's drought offers Canada lessons in crisis prevention—Article in CBC News
June 2015
CBC News
The water wars begin in parched California, as the rich fight drought restrictions—Article in National Post
June 2015
National Post

WSP research is highlighted in an embedded video as part of a National Post article, published on June 16th, about imposed water restrictions in California.

Rosie Simms Discusses what BC can learn from California's drought on CFAX 1070
June 2015
CFAX 1070

On June 13th, the WSP's Rosie Simms discussed what BC can learn from California's drought and recent groundwater law reform on the show Cafe Victoria with Bruce Williams on CFAX 1070.

Don't disregard the value of water—Article in Multiple Newspapers
June 2015
Times Colonist and Kelowna Daily Courier

On June 12th, Times Colonist published an editorial referencing the WSP's report California's Oranges and B.C.'s Apples? Lessons for B.C. from California Groundwater Reform. The article also ran in Kelowna Daily Courier on June 14th. To read the article online, visit:

Times Colonist, June 12th

Kelowna Daily Courier, June 14th

 

Interview: Randy Christensen on what BC can learn from California's drought—Live with Global BC TV
June 2015
Global BC TV

On June 11th, Global BC TV held a live interview with Randy Christensen (Research Associate, POLIS Project; lawyer, Ecojustice) about what BC can learn from California's drought.

Rosie Simms Discusses what BC can learn from California's drought on CFAX 1070
June 2015
CFAX 1070

On June 11th, the WSP's Rosie Simms discussed what BC can learn from California's drought and recent groundwater law reform on the show The House of Common with Frank Stanford on CFAX 1070.

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