5 Mar 2014

What is the most precious resource in BC?

Felix Li writes:*

What is the most precious resource in BC, Forest, Oil or Natural Gas? A survey shows that More than 90 percent of British Columbians believe fresh water is the most precious resource in BC.

Water is our most important natural resource. We have more than 290 watersheds, including rivers, stream, lake and wetland.

The government of British Columbia announced only a few days ago, they will modify the 104-years old water management law (Water Act) and propose the new Water Sustainability Act into the legislature this spring.

Canadian ambassador to the United States Gary Doer said “water is set to become the key issue debated between Canada and the U.S. As the importance of water diplomacy grows in the coming years, it will make current debates about pipelines “look silly.””

Bottom Line: We have some of the best water in the world. We should protect it.

* These guest posts are from students in my resource economics class at Simon Fraser University. Please leave feedback on their logic, ideas and style and suggestions of how to improve.