Policy Proposal on British Columbia’s new Water Sustainability Act released
Today, we are pleased to release our Policy Proposal on British Columbia’s new Water Sustainability Act and welcome you to join us in the next phase of Water Act modernization.
The paper outlines the proposed Water Sustainability Act (WSA), which updates and builds on the current Water Act. Shaped by the combined input of British Columbians, Ministry staff and external advisors from a range of sectors, the WSA responds to current and future pressures on water, and positions B.C. as a leader in water stewardship. The Policy Proposal summarizes the overall framework and key features of the WSA.
All British Columbians have a role to play in ensuring a sustainable future for water. We’d like your feedback on the Policy Proposal to help us make sure we are continuing to move in the right direction.
Beginning in January 2011, Ministry of Environment staff will explain key features of the WSA in greater detail on the Living Water Smart Blog.
We’ll be providing more information on the engagement process in the coming weeks. In the meantime, thank you for your patience and for your commitment to water stewardship. Together, we can build a sustainable future for British Columbia’s water resources.