Links – General

Considerations for Local Government Elected Officials: Primer on Drinking Water Management in BC, published in 2018 by the Auditor General for Local Government. Drinking Water & Watershed Protection Program: 10 Year Action Plan Implementation Review, published by the Regional District of Nanaimo in 2018. Well Protection Toolkit, published … Read more

Links – Monitoring and reporting

BC Wildlife Federation Conservation App.,now%20easier%20to%20use%20offline. FrontCounter B.C. Geography Open Textbook, 2014. British Columbia in a Global Context: Tools for Spatial Data Collection and Utilization. Government of British Columbia, Share Your Water Data. Government of British Columbia, EcoCat Ecological Reports Catalogue. Government of British Columbia, iMapBC. … Read more

Links – Emergency preparedness and response

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, 2014. Emergency Response Plan for Drinking Water Systems in First Nations Communities: Guide and Template. City of Nanaimo, 2017. Water System Emergency Plan. Ministry of Health, 2017. Emergency Response and Contingency Planning for Small Water Systems: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating an … Read more

Links – Natural assets and green infrastructure

Integrating Natural Assets into Asset Management published by Asset Management B.C. in 2019. The Partnership for Water Sustainability in B.C., 2019. Primer on the Ecological Accounting Process (EAP): A Methodology for Valuing the “Water Balance Services” Provided by Nature. Natural Asset Primer published by the Municipal Natural Asset … Read more

Links – Education and engagement

Source Water Protection Justification Toolkit published in 2019 by the American Water Works Association. Econics, 2018. Regional District of Nanaimo Drinking Water & Watershed Protection Program: 10 Year Response Plan Implementation Review. Hayhoe, K., TEDWomen, 2018. The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: talk … Read more

Links – Policies, plans and bylaws

Preparing for Climate Change: An Implementation Guide for Local Governments in British Columbia, published in 2012 by West Coast Environmental Law. Green Bylaws Toolkit. 

Links – Funding

Sustainable Financing in Drinking Water Management: Considerations for Local Government Administrators published in 2020 by the Auditor General for Local Government Civic Info BC Grants database Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Funding Opportunities. Government of British Columbia, Infrastructure Planning Grant Program. Government of British Columbia. Economic Development … Read more

Links – Collaboration

Collaboration Toolkit: How to Build and Maintain Effective Partnerships to Protect Sources of Drinking Water website developed by the Source Water Collaborative A Handbook for Water Champions: First edition. Strengthening Decision-Making and Collaboration for Healthy Watersheds, published in 2019 by the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance Water Sustainability Project. … Read more