The Ministry of Environment has released its Policy Proposal on British Columbia’s new Water Sustainability Act and has initiated a second round of public engagement. The Policy Proposal summarizes the overall framework of a modernized Water Act.
"The proposed Water Sustainability Act recognizes the relationship between land and water. This represents a quantum leap forward in moving BC along a pathway that leads to integration of land and water management practices," observes Tim Pringle, President of the Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia.
“The Water Sustainability Act is a valuable legislative tool. We believe it will help communities lighten BC’s water footprint and transition the province to a 'design with nature' way of developing land and managing water.”
To learn more, click on New Water Sustainability Act would help communities lighten British Columbia's 'Water Footprint'.
News Release #2011-02
January 18, 2011