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Browsing POLIS Project on Ecological Governance by Submit Date

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  • Parfitt, Ben; Baltutis, Jesse; Brandes, Oliver M. (POLIS Project on Ecological Governance / Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, 2012-11)
    British Columbia's water and water-derived energy resources are vital assets that show signs of being under increased stress across the province—the result of mounting pressures such as population growth, climate change, ...
  • Maas, Carol; Wolfe, Sarah E. (POLIS Project on Ecological Governance Water Sustainability Project, 2012-12)
    This paper has been prepared to provide a concise and integrated summary of emerging research on social and process changes in water management. It is designed to build on existing literature and practice by offering ideas ...
  • Simms, Rosie; Brandes, Oliver M. (POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, University of Victoria, 2016-09)
    Escalating 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 ...
  • Sandborn, Calvin (Ed.) (Environmental Law Centre, University of Victoria, 2012-11)
    Maintaining Natural BC for Our Children: Selected Law Reform Proposals is a series of 35 short (3-5 page) articles that describe important environmental law reforms that the next B.C. provincial government should consider. ...
  • Phare, Marrell-Ann; Pentland, Ralph; Miltenberger, Michael; Brandes, Oliver; Coppes, Mieke; Dubois, Carolyn; Maas, Tony (Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW), & the Gordon Foundation, 2016-11)
    This report, authored by members of the Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW) and developed in partnership with the Gordon Foundation, provides a detailed examination of the key elements of the Alberta-Northwest Territories ...
  • Brandes, Oliver; Morris, Tim; Archer, Jennifer; Brandes, Laura; Moore, Michele-Lee; O'Riordan, Jon; Overduin, Natasha (POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, 2016-06)
    Recent reports and events exploring the concept of watershed governance have laid a foundation for reform in British Columbia. However, considerable knowledge gaps still exist in turning concept into practice. Through an ...
  • Brandes, Oliver; Carr-Wilson, Savannah; Curran, Deborah; Simms, Rosie (POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, 2015-11)
    n May 2014, the Province of British Columbia enacted the new Water Sustainability Act, which provides an unprecedented opportunity to fully modernize British Columbia’s water law regime. This report provides an analysis ...
  • Krievins, Katrina; Baird, Julia; Plummer, Ryan; Brandes, Oliver; Curry, Allen; Imhof, Jack; Mitchell, Simon; Moore, Michele-Lee; Swartling, Åsa Gerger (Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, 2015-10)
    This primer is a first step in establishing resources that practitioners can turn to when applying resilience thinking to watershed governance. It introduces key ideas associated with resilience and how they may be applied ...
  • Moore, Michele-Lee; Shaw, Karena; Castleden, Heather; Breiddal, Rosanna; Kot, Megan; Murray, Mathew (Canadian Water Network, 2015)
    This report identifies the key water governance challenges specific to hydraulic fracturing across Canada (with a particular focus on British Columbia, New Brunswick, the Northwest Territories, and Nova Scotia) and those ...
  • Christensen, Randy; Brandes, Oliver (POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, University of Victoria/Ecojustice, 2015-06)
    British Columbia can learn valuable lessons from California’s extreme drought and recent groundwater law reforms as it drafts its own groundwater regulations under the new B.C. Water Sustainability Act. This report analyzes ...
  • Brandes, Oliver; O'Riordan, Jon; O'Riordan, Tim; Brandes, Laura (POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, 2014-01)
    This report focuses on current water governance issues in British Columbia and offers a path forward for how the Province could transform its current approaches to decision-making to ensure a more sustainable and resilient ...
  • Morris, Tim; Brandes, Oliver M. (POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, University of Victoria & Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia, 2013-07-01)
    This report compiles the perspectives and opinions of a diverse mix of British Columbia’s water leaders; a survey was sent to over 230 water groups and interviews were conducted with 11 selected water champions. Based on ...
  • Parfitt, Ben (POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, University of Victoria & Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, 2013-06-01)
    This report argues that the B.C. provincial government should safeguard the public interest by creating a robust, publicly accessible water-use database that covers all withdrawals from both surface and groundwater sources ...
  • Wilkes, Brian; Collier, Jason; Brandes, Oliver M. (POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, University of Victoria, 2013-03-01)
    This research survey summary is the first phase in a larger project to assess the needs and priorities of watershed-based groups in British Columbia. It inventories and identifies many of the groups that are currently ...
  • Maas, Tony (POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, University of Victoria, 2003-12-01)
    Urban water management poses many logistical and financial challenges in Canadian communities. By increasing water use efficiency, Demand Side Management can mitigate many of the impacts of human water use on overstretched ...
  • Brandes, Oliver M.; Ferguson, Keith (POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, University of Victoria, 2003-08-01)
    The majority of Canadians live in large urban and regional centres, and municipal water use represents a significant portion (12 percent) of overall water withdrawals in Canada. Urban users in Canada use more than twice ...
  • Brandes, Oliver M.; Ferguson, Keith (POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, University of Victoria, 2004-04-01)
    This report focuses on identifying benefits as well as the barriers to water demand-side management in Canada. The interconnected and interrelated nature of barriers creates a gridlock that resists the adoption of a ...
  • Brandes, Oliver M.; Ferguson, Keith; M'Gonigle, Michael; Sandborn, Calvin; Reynolds, Ellen (ed) (Polis Project on Ecological Governance, University of Victoria, 2005-05-01)
    This report focuses on the enabling environment that ensures holistic water management is institutionally embedded. Water is the strategic resource of the 21st century and Canada stands “at a watershed” in freshwater ...
  • Brandes, Oliver M.; Maas, Tony; Reynolds, Ellen (POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, University of Victoria, 2006-10-01)
    Thinking Beyond Pipes and Pumps presents an expanded definition of urban water infrastructure—one that goes beyond the existing physical infrastructure of pipes, pumps and reservoirs. This new infrastructure includes ...
  • Morris, T.J.; Boyd, D.R.; Brandes, O.M.; Bruce, J.P.; Hudon, M.; Lucas, B.; Maas, T.; Nowlan, L.; Phare, M. (Gordon Water Group of Concerned Scientists and Citizens (Now FLOW), 2007-02-01)
    This report outlines the steps necessary to create an effective freshwater strategy in Canada, created by the Gordon Water Group of Concerned Scientists and Citizens (now FLOW). The Gordon Water Group was founded in part ...

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