Water Act Modernization

April 29th UPDATE:

Thank you to those who provided their input. Click here to download BCWWA's response to the Water Act Modernization Discussion Paper.

The BC Water Act is currently under review. The review is being facilitated by the BC Ministry of Environment, Water Stewardship Division. BCWWA has formed an ad hoc committee to prepare a response to the BC Water Act Modernization Discussion Paper which can be accessed through the Living Water Smart website (click here). The four Goals outlined for this review include:

1. Protect stream health and aquatic environments.

2. Improve water governance arrangements.

3. Introduce more flexibility and efficiency in the water allocation system.

4. Regulate groundwater extraction and use in priority areas and for large withdrawals.

BCWWA members wishing to provide input to the ad hoc committee may do so by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 30, 2010.



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