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British Columbia Water Sustainability Act introduced to Legislature for First Reading


On March 11, 2014, the Water Sustainability Act was introduced as Bill 18 into the B.C. Legistature for First Reading.  If passed, the new Water Sustainability Act (WSA) will replace the existing Water Act, which was first passed by the Legislature in 1909. Although the current Act was amended many times over the years, the WSA represents a major step forward for sustainable management of this most precious resource.  Most notably, the new Act will bring groundwater into the licensing system, and will expand the government's ability to protect fish and aquatic environments.