Browsing: Water

The Nelson Daily: Kootenay-Columbia lakes and rivers win protections

Navigable lakes and rivers across Kootenay-Columbia will receive blanket protections under new legislation that was introduced after MP Wayne Stetski tabled his own bill on the subject. Read the full article here.

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UN World Water Development Report 2017

Wastewater: An untapped resource What if we were to consider the vast quantities of domestic, agricultural and industrial wastewater discharged into the environment every day as a valuable resource rather than a costly problem? This is the paradigm shift advocated

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World Water Day Fact Sheet

World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. This year’s theme, ‘Nature for Water’, explores nature-based solutions (NBS) to the water challenges we face in the 21st century Click here to

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Collaborative Consent and Revitalizing Indigenous Laws: POLIS Webinar Recording & Summary

On January 15, 2018, we hosted the second webinar in our 2017/2018 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar season, Collaborative Consent and Revitalizing Indigenous Laws: Pathways to Indigenous Water Governance and Co-Governance with speakers Rosie Simms (POLIS Water Sustainability Project), Michael Miltenberger (North Raven),

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CONNECTING COMMUNITY-BASED WATER MONITORING WITH ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND STEWARDSHIP IN CANADA

Read the full report here.

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Habitat 2.0: A new approach to Canada’s Fisheries Act

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans has been tasked with reviewing changes to the Fisheries Act as part of the Government of Canada’s broader efforts to restore lost protections and introduce modern safeguards to the legislation.

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A Guidebook to the Alberta-North West Territories Mackenzie River Basin Bilateral Water Agreement

Transcending Boundaries: A Guidebook to the Alberta-Northwest Territories Mackenzie Basin River Bilateral Water Management Agreement provides a detailed examination of one of the most comprehensive and progressive transboundary water agreements in the world. Through the Bilateral Agreement between Alberta and the

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FLOW: Forum for Leadership on Water 2017 Flow Monitor

FLOW MONITOR: Canadian Water Policy Watch Much has changed since FLOW’s last edition – in particular, the election of a new federal government that has committed to a renewed, nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous governments, to review and modernize key environmental

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Collaborative Consent and British Columbia’s Water: Towards Watershed Co-Governance

Published On: September 21st, 2017 Author: Merrell-Ann Phare, Rosie Simms, Oliver M. Brandes, and Michael Miltenberger Released by the POLIS Water Sustainability Project and the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources, Collaborative Consent and British Columbia’s Water: Towards Watershed Co-Governance lays out a viable model for

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POLIS – Illumination: Insights and Perspectives for Building Effective Watershed Governance in B.C.

Published On: June 1st, 2016 Author: Oliver M. Brandes and Tim Morris with Jennifer Archer, Laura Brandes, Michele-Lee Moore, Jon O’Riordan, and Natasha Overduin Recent reports and events exploring the concept of watershed governance have laid a foundation for reform in British

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Murky Waters: Taking a Snapshot of Freshwater Sustainability in BC

A Report by the BC Real Estate Foundation “Murky Waters, the first in this series, examines the state of freshwater ecosystems in British Columbia. With an ambitious goal in mind, we worked with a committee of water experts to create

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National Stormwater Management Scorecard

Canada Freshwater Alliance surveyed 30 communities across Canada to assess their adoption of green infrastructure policies and projects. See the summary here.

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