Flowing Rivers, Healthy Watersheds
Water for Nature, Water for People
WWF-Canada is working to protect and restore environmental flows coursing through Canada’s rivers – using our accomplishments ‘in the water’ to catalyze lasting change in water policy on a national scale.
WWF is leading an innovative approach to freshwater conservation, focusing on environmental flows at the watershed scale to protect and restore the quantity, quality and timing of river flows so that we can meet the water needs of people and nature, securing Canada's freshwater future.
Flowing into the Future
A New Water Act for British Columbia – What is environmental flow? Why is it important? Find out how WWF is working to keep our rivers healthy.
WWF and BC Government Co-Host Environmental Flows Workshop – In November , 2011, WWF-Canada’s Pacific region office co-hosted a workshop with two B.C. Ministries (Environment, and the new super-Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations) titled “Environmental Flows in the Proposed BC Water Sustainability Act.” The workshop was another step in making e-flows a key part of the proposed new B.C. provincial water law, and continued our collaboration with the province, environmental groups and other partners.
Linda Nowlan, WWF’s conservation director for the Pacific region, sits on the province’s technical advisory group for the development of the new Act. The action packed workshop was a great success, and attracted over 60 water practitioners. WWF’s Freshwater Ambassador, Scott Niedermayer, opened the workshop with a welcoming message.
Flowing into the Future: WWF Comments – British Columbia’s Water Sustainability Act Policy Proposal - Read our recommendations to government for protecting B.C. rivers in new provincial water law – and why this is important for rivers across Canada.