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The Water Act Modernization Discussion Paper

The Water Act modernization discussion paper outlines opportunities for using, sustaining and managing water resources in a changing environment and has been developed to encourage dialogue on ways to modernize the Water Act.  It proposes principles to underpin a modernized Water Act and presents goals, supporting objectives and possible solutions. 

The discussion paper does not present any preferred option or position. It was designed to help you prepare a response or submission and includes links and references to other information sources.

Submissions may be e-mailed to livingwatersmart@gov.bc.ca or sent to:

Water Act Modernization
Ministry of Environment, Water Protection and Sustainability Branch
PO Box 9362, Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, B.C. V8W 9M2

The closing date for submissions was April 30, 2010. Copies of all submissions are available online and are summarized
in the Report on Engagement [PDF 11.27MB].

Options and solutions presented in the discussion paper and raised through submissions were also discussed on the Living Water Smart Blog and at regional multi-stakeholder workshops and First Nations sessions during March and April 2010.