Koksilah River -By Ian Hinkle

Watershed Watch’s Tanis Gower on B.C.’s new Water Sustainability Act

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“Everything we humans do requires water. In a changing and more populous world, we will need to work smarter. We will also need to ensure that we are leaving enough water for animals and plants. This is an area where implementation of the new Water Sustainability Act needs citizen support.

Our government will be busy creating regulations to support the new law for a while yet. This work needs to include details regarding how much flow to leave in streams. This concept is also known as “environmental flows,” and rules (in the form of legally-binding regulations) are needed to ensure that environmental flows are properly maintained.”

Read her take on B.C.’s Water Act in her new column WATER WISE, here.

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