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A Blueprint for Watershed Governance in British Columbia

Date Published: 2014

Full Reference:

Brandes, O.M., O’Riordan, J., O’Riordan, T., & Brandes, L. 2014. A Blueprint for Watershed Governance in British Columbia. Victoria, Canada: POLIS Project on Ecological Governance at the University of Victoria.


This report focuses on current water governance issues in British Columbia and offers a path forward for how the Province could transform its current approaches to decision-making to ensure a more sustainable and resilient future—especially given the provincial government’s commitment to new water legislation by later in 2014. It sets out a strategic 10-year program and proposes nine winning conditions to ensure success. Recognizing the unique institutional, legal, cultural, and geographic challenges of the province, this Blueprint outlines a timeline and clear milestones for moving towards watershed governance in B.C.

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