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5.5 References

1 Brandes, O.M., 2005. "At a Watershed: Ecological Governance and Sustainable Water Management in Canada." Journal of Environmental Law and Practice 16(1): 79-97.

2 Wong, Jennifer, Susanne Porter-Bopp, Oliver M. Brandes, and Liam Edwards (2009). Water Conservation Planning Guide for British Columbia’s Communities. The POLIS Project on Ecological Governance. University of Victoria. Victoria, BC.

3 Province of BC. [Accessed February 2011].

4 Water Sustainability Committee of the BC Water and Waste Association (2004). Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia: Framework for Building Partnerships.

5 Econnics (2010). British Columbia Drought Response Plan. Prepared for the Ministry of Environment on behalf of the Inter-Agency Drought Working Group.

6 BC Hydro Website for Water Use Planning:

7 Okanagan Water Stewardship Council (2008). Okanagan Sustainable Water Strategy, Action Plan 1.0, Burnaby, BC.

8 Rosenau, Dr. Marvin L. and Angelo, Mark (2000). Water Use Planning: a Tool to Restore Salmon and Steelhead Habitat in British Columbia. Prepared for the Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council. Vancouver, BC.

9 See BC Hydro’s website for further details on individual processes in provincial regions, by hydroelectric facility:

10 BC Hydro Website for Water Use Planning: [Accessed February 2011].

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

12 BC Ministry of Environment. 2006. Shawnigan-Goldstream Water Allocation Plan. [Accessed February 2011].

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About Rethinking our Water Ways

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.


The Rethinking our Water Ways guide and website are possible thanks to funding support from the BC Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Canada's Regional Adaptation Collaborative Program. The guide and website were launched and distributed through a series of regional workshops throughout BC, with funding contributions from the Fraser Salmon and Watersheds Program, Environment Canada and the Real Estate Foundation of BC. Learn more about our funders and advisors.

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Rethinking our Water Ways is an initiative of the Fraser Basin Council (FBC), a charitable non-profit society that advances sustainability in the Fraser River Basin, across BC, and beyond. Established in 1997, FBC brings people together from multiple sectors to learn about sustainability and find collaborative solutions to current issues. Learn more about FBC by visiting