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.
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.