B.C. Tap Water Alliance
Reports, Submissions

January 31, 2020
(Pdf file, 7 Mb)

After 30 Years & More: Slaughter and Liquidation of BC's Old Intact Forests. Submission to the Government of British Columbia's Old Growth Strategic Review
January 27, 2020
(Pdf file, 43 Mb)

SAY-NO-MORE. A Reconnaissance Report of a Tributary Drainage of Convirs Creek, Located on the Western Slopes of the North Arm of Quesnel Lake, British Columbia (160 pages)
May 14, 2018
(Pdf file, 25.5 Mb)

Peachland Community Watershed Photo Backgrounder
January 19, 2018
(Pdf file, 1.3 Mb)

Professional Reliance: The Side-Kick of British Columbia's Recent (2001 - 2018?) Deregulatory Regime. Submission to the BC Government's Review of "Professional Reliance in Natural Resources"
May 1, 2017
(Pdf file, 25 Mb)

The Glade Creek Watershed Reserve: No "Misnomer" / NOT "Just a Name" (The Second Preliminary Report)
August 30, 2016
(Pdf file, 11.3 Mb)

The Glade Creek Watershed Reserve: No "Misnomer" / NOT "Just a Name" (The First Preliminary Report)
April 16, 2016
(Pdf file, 5.4 Mb)

BCTWA Bulletin # 01. BC Ministry of Environment Cover-Up Continues in Posted "Community Watershed History"
June 25, 2015
(Pdf file, 3.2 Mb)

Update. A Chronological and Single Document Reference Tool: For PSE's (Physicians, Scientists, & Engineers') Health Energy Citation Database on Shale Gas & Tight Oil Developments (Version 2.0)
March 15, 2015
(Pdf file, 28.5 Mb)

Withholding Water Flow Science in the Wilson Watershed: An Examination of the Sunshine Coast Community Forest's Wilson Creek Watershed Assessments (2010-2012)
Summary Report (Pdf file, 2.2 Mb)
December 1, 2014
(Pdf file, 63 Mb)

Scene of the Crime: A Preliminary Analysis and History of the Mount Polley Mine Tailings Storage Facility
Executive Summary (Pdf file, 2.5 Mb)
December 11, 2013
(Pdf file, 15 Mb)

Frack-Math Confidential: Cracking Open the Big Mystery on Water Volume Use in British Columbia's Multi Fracking Operations
November 27, 2013
(Pdf file, 6 Mb)

The Tip of BC's Fracking Iceberg: Frac-Focus Toxic Chemical Data, Water Volumes, Fracking Locations, and Operators in the Altares Gas Field, North of Hudson's Hope, BC, Near and Within the Farrell Creek Watershed Area
- Main Reference Map (10 Mb)
September 30, 2013

Link to Full Report

The Big Eddy. A History of the Big Eddy Waterworks District and its Long-Standing Battles to Protect the Dolan Creek Watershed Reserve

Link to Introduction and individual Chapters Page
September 10, 2013
Open Letter to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers from B.C. Tap Water Alliance
September 3, 2013
Open Letter to 15 B.C. First Nations Participating in the LNG Pipeline Agreement(s)
January 28, 2013

No Timber Sales in the McNeill Lake Watershed Reserve
Link to Backgrounder
November 28, 2012
Should Fracking Be Allowed in British Columbia? A Response to the November 15, 2012 report, From Stream to Steam: Emerging Challenges for BC's Interlinked Water and Energy Resources
January 23, 2012
Frack EU: Unconventional Intrigue in Poland
July 14, 2011
B.C. Tap Water Alliance Final Argument - Kitimat LNG Export Licence Hearing by the National Energy Board
May 16, 2011
(Pdf file, 4.5 Mb)

Follow the GAS: Kitimat LNG Export Terminal and Pacific Trails Pipeline Chronology
April 13, 2011
Public Inquiry Needed in British Columbia to Address Human Health and Environmental Risks Posed by Shale Gas  Drilling, Coalition Says
February 23, 2011
Ants to the Picnic: Canaccord's 2008 New Frontier Emphasis to Investors on the Development of Quebec's Utica Shale Gas, and an Account of What Happened to the Larin Family in Saint Louis
February 3, 2011
Presentation by Will Koop before Canada's Standing Committee on Natural Resources (Theme: Absence of cumulative effects studies in northeast BC)
November 9, 2010
(Pdf file, 14 Mb)

Encana's Cabin No So Homey: Cumulative Environmental Effects, an Unfolding and Emerging Crisis in Northeastern British Columbia's Shale Gas Plays. An Introduction Journey into BC's Dirty Domino Zone
October 13, 2010
Pdf File, 6.5 Mb)

24 / 7 Less Peace in the Peace. A Photo report on Talisman Energy's Fracking Operations near Hudson's Hope
June 17, 2010
The World's Biggest Experimental Frack Job!! (Fracking 24 / 7 ... Fracking All Night Long) A Dubious Honour for British Columbia and, Water In-Frack-Tions at 2 Island Lake?

April 30, 2010
(Pdf file - 75 kb)

WATER FIRST!: Seeking the Ultimate Good of the Land, its Creatures, and the Public - The Possibility of a 'Modernized' Water Act for British Columbia. Submission to the BC Ministry of Environment, regarding the overhaul, or 'modernization', of the BC Water Act. (This document includes an appendix, listing a ten-part series of YouTube videos of the April 21, 2010 Vancouver Water Act 'Modernization' public workshop.)
December 31, 2009
8-Page Submission
(Pdf file - 92 kb)

Submission to BC Liberals Premier Campbell's Green Energy Advisory Task Force
December 8, 2008
(Pdf file, 8.1 Mb)

Good Servants / Bad Service. An Examination of Records and Reports Relating to Rossland City's Drinking Watershed Reserves (1923-2002)
Executive Summary (Pdf file, 400 kb)
July 9, 2008
(pdf - 4,937 kb)

Executive Summary & Conclusion Only
(pdf - 288 kb)

The Topping Creek Crisis:
Community Resistance Against Resort Residential and Golf Course Development Proposals in Rossland City's Community Watershed Reserve
May 20, 2008
(pdf 19,904 kb)
Text Only - pdf - 1,038 kb

Summary Information

The Community Forest Trojan Horse
- The Sunshine Coast Community Forest Proposal and Probationary License in Two Watershed Reserves - A Case History (2003-2008).

May 14, 2008
(pdf - 175 kb)

Response presentation to the Metro Vancouver Water Committee regarding February 13, 2008 Metro Vancouver staff report made in response to B.C. Tap Water Alliance November 14, 2007 presentation to the Water Committee on Metro Vancouver's Drinking Water Management Plan.

April 3, 2008
(pdf - 141 kb)

Response Submission to the Private Managed Forest Lands Council Decisions regarding a May 21, 2007 complaint by BC Tap Water Alliance against TimberWest for violating the provincial private forest lands Regulation, clearcutting a riparian corridor on Beech Creek, a tributary of the Comox Lake drinking watershed, Comox, Vancouver Island.
July 23, 2007
(pdf - 178 kb)
Presentation to the Sunshine Coast Regional District's Board of Health Hearings regarding a complaint against Western Forest Products (via the Ministry of Forests)
March 24, 2007
(pdf - 21,697 kb)
Presentation  to the Port Alberni Save Our Valley Alliance (SOVA) (Happy First Anniversary ! )
March/April 2007
(pdf - 1,170 kb)
FROM WISDOM TO TYRANNY.  Article in the March/April 2007 edition of the Watershed Sentinel (Vol.17, No.2)
July 10, 2006

Pushing the Tar Sands Envelope: Kinder Morgan's Anchor Loop Application and the Oil Sands Agenda.
A submission  to the National Energy Board regarding Kinder Morgan's pipeline proposal expansion through Jasper National and Mount Robson BC provincial parks

(Note: Some have downloaded the 80-page Oil Timeline (Appendix A) and posted it on their websites without attributing the source document's author, Will Koop, and without notifying the context of the document as a submission to the National Energy Board by Will Koop.)
June 2, 2005
(MS Word Document)

Presentation of Information to Delegates Attending the International Conference on Landslide Risk Assessment held at the University of British Columbia
November 10, 2004
(Pdf - 150 kb)
Presentation to the Sunshine Coast Regional District: Is It Feasible to Protect the SCRD�s Community Watersheds Under Community Forest Tenure?

August 14, 2004
(Pdf - 79 kb)
Comments to the provincial Mines Inspector on AJB Investments (subsidiary SureSpan Bridges) application for aggregate mining in the Chapman Creek Watershed Reserve, the drinking source for the Sunshine Coast Regional District.
August 10, 2004
(Pdf - 180 kb)
Newspaper articles
(Pdf - 182 kb)
Presentation to Pemberton City Council regarding Weyerhaeuser's cutblock purposal in the Pemberton Creek Watershed Reserve

April 30, 2003
(Pdf - 1,924 kb)
The Working Forest: "End of the Commons".  The New Forest Corporate Management Plan for British Columbia.  A response to the provincial government's re-proposal, through the Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management, for the creation of a "working forest" reserve on Public lands.

August 24, 2002
(Pdf - 147 kb)
Submission to the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK), Nelson, B.C., regarding: the uncessary filtration treatment of Arrow Creek; the elimination of the Erickson Improvement District; and the implication for communities of the RDCK's involvement as a shareholder in the Creston Valley Forest Corporation.
September 4, 2002
(Pdf - 102 kb)
Letter of concern with recommendations to the twenty RDCK Councils regarding the takeover of the Erickson Improvement District.
June 30, 2002
(Pdf - 310 kb)
Report Submission. Results-Based Management of British Columbia's Drinking Water Source Watersheds.  A Submission to the Public Panel and Review Process for a Results-Based Forest and Range Practices Regime for British Columbia.
May 15, 2002
(Pdf - 443 kb)
Report.  Doctoring Our Water: From a Policy of Protection to a Policy of Submission.  Regarding the Provincial Health Officer's Annual Report for 2000: Drinking Water Quality in British Columbia: The Public Health Perspective.
February 1, 2002
(Pdf - 488 kb)
Foresters Should be Leading the Way.  Article for the Association of British Columbia Professional Foresters' newsletter.
January 23, 2002
(Pdf - 1,319 kb)
The Arrow Creek Community Watershed. Community Resistance to Logging and Mining in a Domestic Watershed: A Case History.
 January 15, 2002
(Pdf - 96 kb)
Comments in Response to the Drinking Water Review Panel's Interim Report.
November 29, 2001
(Pdf - 98 kb)
Letter to Minister of Health Planning, Sindi Hawkins, regarding the Provincial Health Officer's Annual Report for 2000 on Drinking Water.
November 12, 2001
(Pdf  - 3,596 kb)
Submission to the Drinking Water Review Panel.
October 1, 2001
(Pdf file, 2.1 Mb)

Red Fish Up the River.  A report written for the Kwiketlem First Nation (the Coquitlam River).
September 10, 2001
(Pdf - 116 kb)
Submission to the Forest Stewardship Council regarding domestic watersheds.
February 20, 2001
(Pdf - 275 kb)
Submission to the government's process on protecting drinking water sources.
November 21, 2000
(Pdf - 117 kb)
Submission to the Provincial Aggregate Review Panel at the Public Meeting in Coquitlam, City Hall.
July, 2000
(Pdf - 146 kb)
The World is Watching: British Columbia Community Drinking Supply Watersheds - A State of Crisis.  Response to the Ministry of Environment, Lands, and Parks' position paper to the Watershed 2000 conference on Community Watersheds.
November 1, 1999
(Pdf file, 2.1 Mb)

Silty Sources: A Critique of the GVRD's Ecological Inventory Project Annex and Analysis Reports.
October 18, 1999
(Pdf - 112 kb)
Summary critique of the B.C. provincial Auditor General's March 1999 report "Protecting Drinking Water Sources"

April 23, 1998
(Pdf - 616 kb)
Report.  The History and Recent Debate on Watershed Reserves - The Sunshine Coast's Referendum on their Community Water Supply Source.  An Evaluation of a Recent Meeting with the Sunshine Coast Regional District and Regional Representatives of the Ministries of Environment, Lands, and Forests Regarding the Government's Integrated Watershed Management Plan (IWMP).
(Pdf file, 1.6 Mb)

Seymourgate related discussions: A collection of Water Committee delegations, letters, presentations, and newspaper articles regarding the controversy over logging and the agenda in the former Seymour Demonstration Forest.
December 10, 1997
(Pdf file, 10.3 Mb)

Seymourgate - The Off-Catchment Lands of the Lower Seymour Valley.  An Investigation Into: The History of the Lower Seymour; The First Regional Park Proposal; The Seymour Advisory Committee and the Related Establishment and Operation of the Seymour Demonstration Forest.
July 7, 1997
(Pdf file, 184 kb)

Comments on the Scientific Review Panel's Draft Report, "Protecting Vancouver's Water", and Related Matters.
March 27, 1997
(Pdf file, 200 kb)

A Delegation to the Greater Vancouver Regional District Board, and an Overview of Negotiations and Related Matters Between the Provincial Government and the Greater Vancouver Water District Regarding the Amending Indenture.
December 8, 1995
(Pdf file, 6.3 Mb)

Not Coming Clean: The Culvert Creek Landslide. A Report on the Landslide into the Capilano Reservoir, and the Greater Vancouver Water District's Claims to the Public.
August 1995
(Pdf file, 1.7 kb)

Misinforming the Public - A Critique of the Greater Vancouver Regional District's (GVRD'S) Watershed Management Booklet "Protecting a Precious Resource" (A GVRD Exercise in Controlling Information).
March 18, 1995
(Pdf file, 15 Mb)

A Critique of the Landslide Report from John Morse to the Water Committee, Being Item 2(D) of the February 10th, 1995 Water Committee Agenda, An Overview of Other Relevant Details which were not Reported on, and Some General Observations.
April 6, 1994
(Pdf file, 146 kb)

A History of the Coquitlam River and Watershed: 1898-1914.
April 26, 1993
(Pdf file, 24.3 Mb)

Wake Up Vancouver!  An Historical Outline of the Policies and Administration, Including some of the Debates, Circumstances, and Controversies, of the Greater Vancouver Watersheds.