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British Columbia Water Modernization Act Workshops

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I’m delighted to see that the government of British Columbia is using social media to encourage public participation. The year 2009 saw a number of politicians begin exploring the use of social networking sites to reach to their constituents. While there is still ample room for improvement, it is a great move on the part of governments to start implementing these public participation tools.

Thanks to David Hume and Christine Wood (both with the BC government), I learned about the workshops that will take place throughout April 2010 in the province of British Columbia to gather input on the BC Water Act. The Vancouver workshop is on April 21st, and I’ll do my best to attend.

The Ministry of Environment is hosting Water Act Modernization multi-sector workshops in March and April 2010 in the following communities:

• Nanaimo – March 5
• Prince George March 8
• Kamloops – March 11
• Kelowna – March 12
• Abbotsford – March 29 • Smithers – April 13
• Nelson – April 16
• Fort St. John – April 20
• Vancouver – April 21

These workshops are designed to share information, discuss principles for the Water Act and explore proposals for change. The main focus of the workshops is to explore options and solutions for change proposed in a public discussion paper, to be released in February.

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  1. isabella mori (@moritherapy) says

    where can we find the discussion paper?

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