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4.7 References

1 De Loë, R.C. (2008). Toward a Canadian National Water Strategy. Final Report. Prepared for the Canadian Water Resources Association. Guelph, ON: Rob de Loe Consulting Services. 

2 BC Ministry of Environment (2010). British Columbia’s Water Act Modernization: Technical Background Report. Victoria, BC.

3 BC Ministry of Environment. (2008). Living Water Smart: British Columbia’s Water Plan.

4 Okanagan Basin Water Board Website: [Accessed March, 2010].

5 Water Policy and Governance Group (2010). Water Challenges and Solutions in First Nations Communities: Summary of Findings from the Workshop “Sharing Water Challenges and Solutions: Experiences of First Nations Communities, April 15-16, 2010, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario.”

6 Walkem, Ardith (2007). “The Land Is Dry: Indigenous Peoples, Water, and Environmental Justice”. In Karen Bakker (Ed.), Eau Canada: The Future of Canada’s Water (303 – 319). UBC Press: Vancouver.

7 Brandes, Oliver, Keith Ferguson, Michael M’Gonigle, and Calvin Sandborn (2005). At A Watershed: Ecological Governance and Sustainable Water Management in Canada. The POLIS Project on Ecological Governance. Victoria, BC. 

8 BC Ministry of Environment (2010). British Columbia’s Water Act Modernization: Discussion Paper. Victoria, BC. [accessed February, 2010]. 

9 Stephens, Kim (2009). Integrated Planning: Alignment of Comox Valley Regional Water Strategy with Regional Growth Strategy. (Accessed February, 2011)

10 Fraser Basin Council, 2000. “Aboriginal/Non-Aboriginal Partnerships”. Basin News.

11 UBCM and Lower Mainland Treaty Advisory Committee (2005). “Building Relations with First Nations: A Handbook for Local Governments. A Compendium of Agreements between First Nations and Local Governments”.

12 Brown, Glen, Ted van der Gulik, Raymond Fung, John Finnie, Mike Tanner, Jay Bradley (2010), ed. Kim Stephens. Beyond the Guidebook 2010: Implementing A New Culture for Urban Watershed Protection and Restoration in British Columbia.

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This website is a guide to help BC communities learn more about planning for local watersheds and water resources, navigate current planning processes, consider relevant issues and challenges — including regional climate change impacts —  and build capacity to develop and implement plans.


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