POLIS Water Act Modernization Submission on Province’s “Legislative Proposal for B.C.’s Water Sustainability Act”

Published On: November 1st, 2013

On October 18th, 2013, the B.C. provincial government released its legislative proposal for a new Water Sustainability Act for the province. This is part of the Province’s Water Act modernization (WAM) process—a process that has been going on since 2008. In response, the WSP prepared a formal feedback submission to the provincial government. It specifically identifies areas that require additional refinement and must be addressed in the final phase of legislative drafting. Two appendices offer 1) a detailed analysis of the proposed legislation, with specific recommendations, and 2) detailed examples of the public trust doctrine as codified in legislation in other jurisdictions.

Third Submission: POLIS Water Act Modernization Submission on Province's "Legislative Proposal for B.C.'s Water Sustainability Act"(November 2013)

Second Submission: POLIS WSP Submission Response to “Policy Proposal on British Columbia’s new Water Sustainability Act” (December 2011)

First Submission: Water Act Modernization Submission: Towards a Modern Water Act (April 2010)