BC Auditor General Report On Groundwater

BC Auditor General Report on Groundwater

BC's Auditor General has released a report on groundwater specifically stating that:

  • The Ministry of Environment's information about groundwater is insufficient to enable it to ensure the sustainability of the resource;
  • Groundwater is not being protected from depletion and contamination or to ensure the viability of the ecosystems it supports; and
  • Control over access to groundwater is insufficient to sustain the resource and key organizations lack adequate authority to take appropriate local responsibility.

The government has recognized that groundwater is vulnerable and has made protection of it a priority. In Living Water Smart, the province's water plan, government committed to improve the protection of the quality and quantity of groundwater. To that end, the Ministry of Environment is leading the Water Act modernization process. New legislation is expected by 2012.

Please visit our resource library to view the full report.



User Login
Enter your e-mail below and click the "Submit" button. If you are in our database, your login and password will be sent to you immediately.
InstructorNet Login
Enter your e-mail below and click the "Submit" button. If you are in our database, your login and password will be sent to you immediately.
DirectorNet Login