Published On: November 1st, 2012
Author: Patrick Gilbride and Carol Maas
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.