1008 Ways to Modernize the Water Act
When we started the process of asking British Columbians to tell us what is needed to modernize the Water Act, we were sure that you’d respond. What has impressed us here at the Living Water Smart Team is the importance that you place on our fresh water resources. We share your passion! To see the levels of input that we have has been truly inspirational.
So far, we’ve tallied a total of 1008 submissions on Water Act Modernization. That’s a lot! Most of these submissions came by email from individual British Columbians. Stakeholder group submissions by email made up the next largest chunk of submissions. These were followed closely by submissions through our online forms. Next came submissions by comment to the Living Water Smart Blog. As you can see, we’ve had a wide range of submissions through many conduits.
We’re now in the process of breaking down your submissions even further. We’ll use the Living Water Smart Blog to report out our findings. We’re already seeing some key themes, but we want to make sure that they’re echoed across all the submissions before we start announcing them.
We’re also balancing our methodology. Some of the data we’ve received is quantitative – pure numbers. Much of it is qualitative – comment, and opinion. So, we’re undertaking measures to champion that comment and opinion, identify the similarities between comments, and highlight your collective vision for modernizing BC’s Water Act. It’s a challenging process. Our plan is to provide you our Report on Engagement by the end of June, 2010.
That’s a short timeline so we’d like to know how it should look:
What would you like to see in the Report on Engagement? What are the key areas you want to be sure that we address in reporting back to you what is said? What is the best format to bring the report to you?