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Counting Every Drop: The Case for Water-Use Reporting in BC

Date Published: 2013

Full Reference:

Parfitt, B., 2013. Counting Every Drop: The Case for Water-Use Reporting in BC. Victoria: POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, University of Victoria/Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.


This report argues that the B.C. provincial government should safeguard the public interest by creating a robust, publicly accessible water-use database that covers all withdrawals from both surface and groundwater sources by major users. It recommends three immediate courses of action to set the stage for a robust water use reporting regime in future years.

This report was co-published by the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. It is the second report in a series addressing the water-energy nexus in B.C. Download the first report.

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Page last updated: 06/11/2013