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The resources in this database provide legal mechanisms, innovative policies, and best practices that planners can use to help their communities adapt to climate change, protect green infrastructure, and carry out sustainable land and water use practices.

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Murky Waters: Taking a Snapshot of Freshwater Sustainability in BC

Real Estate Foundation British Columbia
Published: 2018
Murky Waters examines the state of freshwater ecosystems in British Columbia, and introduces ten impact measures to assess freshwater sustainability. Many of the measures were difficult to quantify– critical data was unavailable, out of date, or incomplete. Instead of presenting a clear picture of freshwater health in BC, Murky Waters identifies gaps in data availability and makes recommendations for improving data gathering, monitoring, and reporting.

 
Subject Areas:
  • Ecosystems
  • Sustainability
  • Water Conservation
  • Watersheds
Applications:
  • Biodiversity Conservation Plan
  • Climate Change Adaptation Plan
  • Ecosystems Services Assessment/Plan
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Sensitive Ecosystems Protection Plan
Tools:
  • Background Information
  • Best Practices
  • Case Studies
  • Definitions
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