Walking the Water Soft Path: York Region Water Strategy Puts Theory into Practice

November 2012

This water soft path case study examines the innovative water strategy planning process used in York Region, Ontario. In 2011, York Region set a forward-looking target of No New Water and is, to the authors’ knowledge, the first community in North America to explicitly approach its water strategy planning process from a soft path perspective. This case study marks the first investigation into the successes and challenges of putting soft path principles into practice.

Author(s): 
Patrick Gilbride and Carol Maas

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