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.

What B.C. Can Learn From California's Drought—Article in Multiple Newspapers
June 2015
The Rossland Telegraph, The Nelson Daily News, The Castlegar Source

The WSP's Laura Brandes authored an article—published in June by The Rossland Telegraph,The Nelson Daily News, and The Castlegar Source—profiling the WSP's report California's Oranges and B.C.'s Apples? Lessons for B.C. from California Groundwater Reform.To read the article online, visit:

The Rossland Telgraph, June 10th

The Nelson Daily News, June 10th

The Castlegar Source, June 12th

Water experts urge B.C. to take a lesson from California drought—Article in Multiple Newspapers
June 2015
The Province, Times Colonist

Findings of the WSP's new report California's Oranges and BC's Apples? Lessons for BC from California Groundwater Reform are discussed in this June article, published by The Province and Times Colonist, which includes commentary from several POLIS researchers. To read the article online, visit:

The Province, June 9th

Times Colonist, June 10th

Interview: Steve Litke on Sustainable Financing for Watershed Governance—Article in Water Canada
May 2015
Water Canada

Water Canada published an interview on May 25th with Steve Litke (Senior Program Manager, Watersheds and Water Resources, Fraser Basin Council) where he discusses alternative water and watershed governance arrangements and sustainable, long-term funding.

Water Sensitive Urban Design: Reflections by Australia's Peter Coombes about the journey Down Under to a resilient future–Article in Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC Newsletter
May 2015
Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC Newsletter

The WSP's Oliver M. Brandes is quoted in this Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC Newsletter article, published on May 5th.

“How do we design and implement new paradigms to achieve more sustainable and resilient outcomes?"–Article on Waterbucket Blog
May 2015
Water Bucket Blog

On May 4th, Water Bucket published a blog post celebrating the 10th anniversary of the milestone 2005 Achieving Water Balance Workshop, which includes an interview with the WSP's Oliver M. Brandes.

Prices, Water and Innovation? The potential of BC's new water rentals system—Article in BCWWA's Watermark Magazine
May 2015

The WSP's Oliver M. Brandes authored an article exploring water licence pricing opportunities, which appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of BC Water & Waste Association (BCWWA)'s quarterly Watermark magazine.

Water levels and ecosystems around Golden affected by climate change—Article in The Golden Star
April 2015
The Golden Star

The WSP's Natasha Overduin authored an op-ed exploring key water issues in Golden, BC, published in the Earth Day insert of The Golden Star

Oliver M. Brandes Discusses what BC can learn from California's Drought on CBC News
April 2015
The Early Edition

On April 22nd, the WSP's Oliver M. Brandes discussed what BC can learn from California's drought on the show The Early Edition with Rick Cluff on CBC Radio. The interview runs from 02:20:44 to 02:28:20.

Interview: Randy Christensen on Groundwater Management in BC and California—Article in Water Canada
March 2015
Water Canada

Water Canada published an interview on March 23rd with Randy Christensen (Lawyer, Ecojustice Canada and Research Associate, POLIS Project) where he discusses the water parallels and key issues for groundwater management in British Columbia and California.

Op-Ed—Water-supply problems raise citizen awareness
March 2015
Times Colonist

WSP researchers Jesse Baltutis and Natasha Overduin co-authored an op-ed, published on March 18th by Times Colonist, which outlines key challenges and opportunities for B.C. communities and freshwater groups as they pursue healthy, clean water. 

WSP Newsletter

Subscribe to the WSP Newsletter to stay informed about water issues and WSP initiatives. You can also check out past issues.

Media Highlights By Year

Creative Commons License 2.5

site by Substantive Design | powered by Drupal