World Wildlife Foundation

In 2014, WWF-Canada released Water for Power, Water for Nature, a 56-page report on the logistic, legislative and fiscal challenges overcome by Hydro BC to establish its water use plan, which the report describes as a "successful, collaborative, multistakeholder water governance process."

Talk Science to Me proofread and copy edited this report, which WWF-Canada hopes can serve as a blueprint for other provinces in Canada to adopt more participatory systems of water management. Within the report, the chronology of BC Hydro's water use plan is outlined and supplemented with charts of acquired licence rights, maps of dams and numbered outlines of BC Hydro's processes.

The population of British Columbia is expected to rise by 1.1 million people within the next two decades. The strain of this increased population on infrastructure of basic utilities, like water and electricity, is cause for British Columbian agencies to contemplate strategies to update their service models. WWF-Canada studies the implementation of those strategies for possible adaptation elsewhere, in keeping with its focus on ecological sustainability and natural conservation.

Science is work, and sometimes you just do the work without a grand vision of how your work will change the world. For others, work is a search for radical solutions to larger difficulties facing society.


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