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Check out our Water Passports. These awesome booklets were designed locally by Beth Joy Studio for our Youth Water Festival, 2018....

[caption id="attachment_2180" align="alignright" width="375"] Water mural painted by students at the Youth Water Festival, 2018[/caption] On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 the Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society hosted Nelson’s first-ever Youth Water Festival at Lakeside Park. Drawing over 430 students from eight...

The Yinka Dene ‘uza’hné from Nadleh Whut’en and Stellat’en formally enacted the Yinka Dene ‘Uza’hné Surface Water Management Policy and Yinka Dene ‘Uza’hné Guide to Surface Water Quality Standards (Appendix 1). Our Territories are located in north-central British Columbia and encompass...

With respect to numerical WQSs, this Yinka Dene ‘Uza’hné Guide to Surface Water Quality Standards is intended to support the implementation of the Yinka Dene ‘Uza’hné Surface Water Management Policy by: • Describing the process for establishing numerical water quality standards...

On Saturday April 28th, the Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society (FOKLSS) hosted 16 students from the Integrated Environmental Planning Program at Selkirk College for a shoreline restoration day. Integrated Environmental Planning Instructor, Brenda Beckwith, brought students from the Castlegar campus...

Hot off the press for spring is a new summary of climate change, impacts, and action for the Columbia Basin. This booklet has been prepared for Basin residents and communities as an engaging, easy-to-read snapshot of the latest climate science...

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 in...