Stopping Commercial Water Bottling in BC?
Residents in the community of Merville, BC have been working to ensure that commercial water bottling won’t threaten groundwater supplies. Now, they're hoping to spark a change province-wide.
We're Hiring! Summer Events Coordinator in BC
Are you a student who will be returning to study full-time in the fall? Apply to our BC Summer Events Coordinator position!
New Grant Now Open: Mustang Survival Waterlife Fund
We've teamed up with outdoor outfitter Mustang Survival to launch a new grant supporting water defenders and stewards in BC.
Merville starts a movement
When the news percolated into the community of Merville that a conditional groundwater license had been granted by the Province of BC to allow commercial water bottling from a local aquifer, community members jumped to action.
BREAKING NEWS: Municipal leaders vote in favour of a new water governance model
Yesterday, elected municipal leaders across British Columbia voted in favour of a new Water Governance Model Resolution. This blog post provides more detail on that decision and what passing this resolution will mean for the rest of us.
NEWS RELEASE: New research shows majority of British Columbians bracing for future water crises
87% of British Columbians believe the province will face a serious problem if nothing is done to improve the management of water resources in BC.
Our Water BC Survey Results
Earlier this year, Our Water BC conducted a partner-wide survey to find out more about our shared water priorities, capacity challenges and opportunities for powering-up our network as a whole.
“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.