Category Archives: Water

Posts related to the Water campaign.

Earth Day 2011 – Maude Barlow and Vandana Shiva on the rights of Mother Earth

On April 22, Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman interviewed two leading public intellectuals: Maude Barlow, Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, and Vandana Shiva, well-known author and environmental justice activist. Maude Barlow and Vandana Shiva explored the concept of the rights … Continue reading

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World Water Day 2011 – the Tappies and the Crappies

  As part of our 2011 World Water Day event, ‘No Fracking Way! An expert panel on hydraulic fracturing’, the chapter presented its annual Tappy and Crappy awards to our water heroes and villains, respectively. To view the Tappy presentations, … Continue reading

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No Fracking Way! An expert panel discussion on hydraulic fracturing

A panel of experts will talk about fracking taking place in Northern B.C, its effects and what we can do to try to stop its devastating impact on our water and the environment. What is fracking? Oil and gas companies … Continue reading

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ACTION ALERT: Stop the Introduction of a Water Market in the BC Water Act!

Re-posted from BC-Yukon Regional office email alert: The recently released framework for the Modernization of the BC Water Act released by the BC Government proposes to introduce water markets, also called “tradable permits” to allocate water licences in the province.  … Continue reading

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BC’s ‘Water Sustainability Act’: a Trojan Horse for Privatization and Deregulation?

You probably haven’t heard of it, but the BC government has created a new ‘Water Sustainability Act’ (WSA). This new act is being sold as a ‘modernization’ of an outdated piece of legislation, the old Water Act. But, as always, … Continue reading

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