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.

Outrage boils over as B.C. government plans to sell groundwater for $2.25 per million litres—Article in Multiple Newspapers
March 2015
The Province, Times Colonist

The WSP's Oliver M. Brandes is quoted in this March article, published by The Province and Times Colonist, which critiques B.C.'s proposed groundwater pricing. To read the article online, visit:  

The Province, March 9th

Times Colonist, March 8th

What Can Canadian Cities Learn From São Paulo's Water Crisis?—Article on Vice
March 2015

On March 6th, Vice published an article detailing the São Paulo water crisis, relating it to water scarcity issues in Canada. The WSP's Oliver M. Brandes is quoted.

Flashback to 2005: "Convening for Action in British Columbia" initiative launched 10 years ago—Article on Waterbucket
February 2015

Waterbucket published an article reflecting on the who and what of "Convening for Action in British Columbia," the provincial initiative that was launched in 2005 to support innovation on-the-ground. The contributions of the WSP's Oliver M. Brandes to shaping the initiative are noted.  

Province raising prices but not 'selling' water with new rate schedule—Article in The Vancouver Sun
February 2015
The Vancouver Sun

On February 10th, The Vancouver Sun published an article expressing critics' concerns about B.C's new water pricing structure. The WSP's Oliver M. Brandes is quoted.

Oliver M. Brandes discusses water law and governance on CFAX 1070
February 2015
CFAX 1070

On February 5th, the WSP's Oliver M. Brandes discussed the future of water law and governance on the show The House of Common with Frank Stanford on CFAX 1070.

Companies will now have to pay for B.C.’s groundwater - but is it enough?—Article in The Province
February 2015
The Province

The WSP's Oliver M. Brandes was quoted in a February 5th article published by The Province, which critiques B.C.'s new water pricing structure.

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