“Angry, devastated, in awe”: Community weighs in on Grand Forks flood
“Angry, devastated, in awe”: three words used by a Red Cross volunteer to describe the community’s reaction to severe flooding that impacted Grand Forks earlier this year.
Groundwater dis-contents: BC water savings could dry up
Before you make a big purchase, you want to know how much money is in your bank account. Groundwater is like an underground bank account, yet we currently manage it with a blindfold on.
Livestock Watering Regulations
For the Water Sustainability Act to stand up to the challenges facing B.C. waterways, it needs strong policies and regulations for legs. The Province has been working on this - most recently asking for public input on proposed policy changes to livestock watering practices.
Hullcar Aquifer Review
On November 30th, an independent review on the contamination of the Hullcar aquifer was released. The review, ordered by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, outlines some positive recommendations for addressing agricultural pollution in the Hullcar aquifer.
BC is in hot water...again
BC is in some hot water. This summer has seen unprecedented dry conditions, province-wide, exasperating forest fires and droughts. Right now the Okanagan, Similkameen, Nicola, Cariboo, Vancouver Island and Fraser Valley are all in various stages of high to extreme drought.
BC’s Provincial State of Emergency: From Floods to Fires
We continue to hear that human-driven climate change is resulting in more extreme weather events. We anticipate climate change to bring about more environmental extremes, but have we done enough to truly prepare for these changes?