No party should make any changes without consulting citizens generally and those in the industries that would be affected by changes to legislation.
We encourage members to engage in this proposal:
'Water is our most important natural resource: without it, there would be no life on Earth. We all need it – for drinking, washing, cooking, growing food, and supporting every aspect of a healthy environment, a growing economy and our prosperous communities.
In British Columbia, we’re fortunate to have more than 290 unique watersheds, including fish-bearing rivers and streams, spectacular lakes and exceptional wetlands. But even with this apparent abundance, our water supply is finite.
Given the pressures of a growing population, a changing climate and expanding development, we must take steps to ensure our supply of fresh, clean water is sustainable – not just to meet our needs today, but for generations to come.
The proposed Water Sustainability Act will update and replace the existing Water Act and will benefit all British Columbians – our communities and families, our environment and our economy.'
Until November 15th, 2013, there is an opportunity for the public to provide input on the proposed legislation. T For information about providing feedback to the Province, please visit http://engage.gov.bc.ca/watersustainabilityact/category/blog/