Published On: March 7th, 2019
Author: Rosie Simms, Oliver M. Brandes
Simms R., & Brandes, O.M. (2019, March 7). BC must deliver on water security promises. Policy Options.
The year 2018 will be remembered as a wild roller-coaster of climate and water extremes in communities from coast to coast to coast. With minimal fanfare, 2018 also marked the 10-year anniversary of B.C.’s provincial water strategy: Living Water Smart. Against the backdrop of growing water issues, and inspired by the Living Water Smart 10-year milestone, this article describes the results of a comprehensive review of the B.C. government’s promises for sustaining fresh water from the past decade. It explores achievements and gaps in implementation, and outlines the most essential actions for B.C. to deliver on its commitment to build water resiliency and security.