First Nations’ rights supersede water licences

Kelowna Capital News – September 9, 2014

Aboriginal rights to water likely supersede those of water licence holders and municipalities need to negotiate what this means before the issue ends up in court.

This was the big take away from Friday’s Okanagan Basin Water Board annual general meeting where municipal lawyer and Hakai professor in environmental law and sustainability, Deborah Curran, addressed the implications of the new Water Sustainability Act.

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