Top 5 Water Challenges That will Define British Columbia's Future

dc.contributor.authorSimms, Rosie
dc.contributor.authorBrandes, Oliver M.
dc.descriptionThank you to the Canadian Freshwater Alliance for co-creating the framework for this report, reviewing multiple drafts, and assisting with communications. Many thanks to Ellen Reynolds and Megan Spencer for copyediting assistance. Arifin Graham (Alaris Design) provided his creative expertise in design and layout on the report. This document integrates the feedback from peer and practitioner reviewers, and we thank all who contributed to this work with their thoughtful comments and insights. Further, we acknowledge that their review does not necessarily represent full endorsement of its contents or conclusions.en_US
dc.description.abstractEscalating water challenges in BC require a better understanding and coordinated work to avoid future crisis. Drawing on an extensive review of media, court and tribunal cases, and insights from attending over 100 recent events related to water issues, this report documents dozens of examples of why and where critical water issues exist in the province’s watersheds. It focuses on 5 key issues: (1) Building resilience to droughts & floods; (2) Sustaining water for nature; (3) Understanding the state of B.C.’s watersheds; (4) Protecting water quality for drinking, swimming & fishing and (5) Reconciling the water-energy nexus. The report also suggests possible solutions to these five water challenges to create water security and sustainability over the coming years.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipWe specifically thank the following individuals for their input and suggestions: Steve Conrad, Deborah Curran, Rod Dobell, Tamsin Lyle, David Minkow, Jon O’Riordan, Natasha Overduin, Ralph Pentland, Hans Schreier, Kirk Stinchcombe, Anna Warwick Sears, The POLIS Project would also like to acknowledge its core supporters: The University of Victoria’s Centre for Global Studies and Eco-Research Chair in Environmental Law and Policy, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia.en_US
dc.identifier.citationSimms, R., & Brandes, O.M. (2016, September). Top 5 Water Challenges that will Define British Columbia’s Future. Victoria, British Columbia: POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-55058-594-0 (paperback)
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-55058-595-7 (pdf)
dc.publisherPOLIS Project on Ecological Governance, University of Victoriaen_US
dc.subjectWater Law and Policyen_US
dc.subjectWater challenges in BCen_US
dc.titleTop 5 Water Challenges That will Define British Columbia's Futureen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US


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