Published On: June 1st, 2015
Author: Linda Nowlan and Anne Muter
This statement of expectations for regulations under B.C.’s Water Sustainability Act was spurred by a May 2015 workshop that was attended by a diversity of individuals working on issues related to water sustainability. Attendees represented First Nation groups, watershed boards, funding organizations, stewardship groups, and academia. The stakeholders expect that that the 7 key areas of improvement outlined in the Province’s WSA legislative proposal will be translated into regulations to realize the full potential of the WSA. The 7 overarching expectations include:
- Protect stream health and aquatic environments,
- Improve security, water use efficiency and conservation, and
- Provide for a range of governance opportunities.