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Farmland Stewardship Program Wins Water Award

To celebrate World Water Day, the Honourable Minister Mary Polak presented the Farmland-Riparian Interface Stewardship Program (FRISP)with the second annual Excellence in Water Stewardship Award yesterday in Vancouver.

FRISP was one of 11 nominations from across the province that were considered for this prestigious award sponsored by Canada’s Premiers.  FRISP is recognized as a leader in promoting water stewardship in the agriculture sector in BC and is known for its collaborative and cost effective approach to watershed and riparian area protection and management.

The program works closely with provincial agriculture producers to protect and enhance water quality and riparian vegetation, and prevent and mitigate agricultural impacts on streams and lakes. 

Read the news release or visit the BC Cattlemen Association for more information on the range of activities that make this organization the second recipient of the Excellence in Water Stewardship award.

InfoStream: Quick and easy access to water information

TheCouncil of the Federation Water Stewardship Council has just launched a new and improved version of the website Canada’s Water InfoStream. InfoStream is a central access point for web-based water information from all provinces and territories. It is designed to enhance cooperation and information sharing all over Canada. The new website includes an interactive map and over 1800 links searchable by topic. InfoStream was created for a broad audience: researchers, public policy makers, and any users who wish to access water data and information relevant to their interests and needs. Check it out today!

Celebrate Canada Water Week!

Canada Water Week and World Water Day are just around the corner!

Watersheds 101” is the theme of this year’s Canada Water Week, which runs from March 17-23 and coincides with World Water Day on March 22. British Columbians have a lot to celebrate when it comes to water stewardship. This year in particular British Columbians can celebrate the introduction of our new Water Sustainability Act, an historic piece of legislation that will position our province as a leader in water stewardship

Did you know that there are 291, 000 unique watersheds in BC? Do you have a special connection to one of them? Join in the celebration! Visit the Canada Water Week website to find out more about events in your community.

Living Lakes Network Canada and the Canadian Freshwater Alliance and their partner organizations have also developed an excellent online resource for those interested in participating. Discover what’s going on in your community or upload and promote your own events, access social media tools and posters and connect with other individuals and groups across the country.