We think of coastal BC as having an abundant, if not overabundant supply of water. However, trends in increasing population and changing climate means that demands and pressures are also increasing and changing. The quantity and quality of our water resources are directly impacted by human activity including the amount we use on a daily basis.
As a rule of thumb, follow the 3 R's of Water Conservation: Reduce, Repair, Retrofit
Water Sustainability in BC
Check out Water Bucket for water sustainability tools and resources. You can also explore their 'communities of interest' such as Rainwater Management, Agriculture & Water and Water-centric Planning.
Not only do we use and consume water everyday for washing and drinking, the items we use on a daily basis take volumes of water in their production. Whether it's the coffee we drink or the clothes we wear, everything has a Water Footprint . Calculate yours!
GO BLUE is a Unilever Canada initiative supported by Waterlution, Water Matters, Polis, Nature Quebec, Zerofootprint and The Canadian Partnership of the UN Water for Life Decade. The site contains a water footprint calculator created by Zerofootprint. [ Click Here ]
The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment evaluates our dependence on ecosystems.