admin by David VS Wayblaze | 2 Nov 2017
Natural Ecosystems

Poor information about the quantity and quality of our water systems


While we collect a large amount of information about many aspects of our water systems in Canada, there are still many important gaps.  For example, it is still very difficult to get a clear answer on whether we are managing our groundwater supplies in BC on a truly sustainable basis such that, on average across the province, our groundwater supplies are not experiencing a gradual depletion.  As another example, it is hard to get objective facts about whether fracking techniques in the oil and gas industry are having a material negative impact on water quality.  It is very hard to make good water management decisions without accurate water management data. 

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