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British Columbians rely on our province’s great water. In the next 25 years, we will see the province’s population grow by another 1.4 million people, so our water resource will have to go a lot further without compromising nature’s needs.
Living Water Smart is the provincial government’s plan to keep our water healthy and secure for the future. Check this site often to learn how B.C. is working to protect and preserve our water — and how you can be involved!
From the press release announcing the launch of the Living Water Smart blog (December 18, 2009): LIVING WATER SMART BLOG LAUNCHES TODAY
VICTORIA – The B.C. government has officially embarked on a process of modernizing B.C.’s Water Act with the launch of the Living Water Smart blog, Environment Minister Barry Penner announced today.
“Water defines British Columbia, and over the next 25 years we expect B.C.’s population to grow by another 1.4 million people,” said Penner. “Our water will have to go a lot further without compromising nature’s needs. The Living Water Smart blog is an interactive way to encourage open dialogue on this important topic. Together, we can determine the steps we must take to protect our water both for today and the future.”
The existing Water Act was established in 1909 and is the Province’s primary water management legislation. The B.C. government recognizes that the social context the Water Act was built upon was very different 100 years ago than it is today. The launch of the Living Water Smart blog is another step toward fulfilling the government’s promise to modernize the Act to make it more applicable to the needs of today and tomorrow.
A key initial element of this process is to educate British Columbians about B.C.’s Water Plan and about water usage in our province. The blog will also reach out to residents and receive their ideas on how best to manage B.C.’s most important natural resource.
Example of comments being solicited via the blog (March 2, 2010): BC’s water law framework – it’s complex
While there is not much we can do about the complexity of the hydrologic cycle, we would like to hear your ideas on ways to make the legal framework simpler to understand and easier to administer. Record your comments here.
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