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Water Monitoring in BC

Water Monitoring in British Columbia: Scanning the Data Landscape A Report for the Water Monitoring Working Group of the BC Water Funders Collaborative prepared by Carol Luttmer, BSc (Eng), MSc. 2018

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Rules governing wells and groundwater come into effect across the province

March 3, 2016 – British Columbia’s water sustainability act quietly came into effect this week, finally giving the province the groundwater protection most other jurisdictions have had for decades. “We’re one of the last holdouts in North America not

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Victoria must take action on mussels

Vernon Morning Star – February 22, 2015 One has to wonder why the provincial government isn’t getting the message? Other jurisdictions across Western Canada and in the U.S. are taking direct action against quagga and zebra mussels, and yet officials

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Water Board Asks Senior Government “Why so slow to act on mussels” – Requests Meeting

Kelowna, B.C. – With public support growing for action from senior levels of government on invasive mussels, and with word that Alberta now has inspection stations, the Okanagan Basin Water Board is asking senior levels of government “what’s taking so

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Water board has suggestions about new water act

Kelowna Capital News – November 5 As a key body in water management in the Okanagan, the valley’s water board would like the chance to have a look at the actual Water Sustainability Act before it heads to the politicians

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The new Water Sustainability Act – What issues do YOU want addressed?

We’re finalizing our submission to the province re: the new Water Sustainability Act. Are you submitting one too? What issues do YOU want addressed? DEADLINE for input: November 15, 2013 Capital News-Kelowna story: “Water board has suggestions about new water

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