B.C. Tap Water Alliance
Reports, Submissions

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
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
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.
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.
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).