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Water Sustainability


Project Purpose


The Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee’s Water Sustainability Project aims to understand and address water quality and quantity issues on Salt Spring Island. This project has two streams:

1. Land Use Planning for Watershed Management

2. Coordination of the Salt Spring Island Watershed Protection Alliance (SSIWPA)

While these project streams are distinct, water issues are inherently multijurisdictional, so there is often overlap between the two.

Land Use Planning for Watershed Management

The purpose of the Land Use Planning for Watershed Management stream of the Water Sustainability Project is to consider the regulatory and policy framework that applies to watershed management in drinking watersheds on Salt Spring Island, and consider appropriate Official Community Plan and Land Use Bylaw amendments to address emergent issues. Read More

Coordination of the Salt Spring Island Watershed Protection Alliance (SSIWPA)

The purpose of the Salt Spring Island Watershed Protection Alliance is to: 

  • Provide a framework for freshwater resources in the Salt Spring Island Local Trust Area to be managed in a manner that integrates and considers both human and ecosystem needs through integrated planning, policy development and recommendations for implementation by member agencies and organizations;
  • Advise on policies of regional, local, and provincial government organizations that are related to freshwater resources; and
  • Coordinate implementation of those policies

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Staff Reports

January 21, 2020 - Staff Report
October 29, 2019 - Staff Report
May 28, 2019 - Staff Report - SSIWPA Coordination 
February 26, 2019 - Staff Report
January 29, 2019 - Staff Report &  SSIWPA Special Property Tax Requisition
December 6, 2018 - Staff Report
October 18, 2018 - Staff Report - SSIWPA Strategic Planning Project Update
October 18, 2018 - Staff Report - Watershed Management
August 16, 2018 - Staff Report
February 8, 2018 - Staff Report
November 2, 2017 - Watershed Management
June 29, 2017 - Staff Report
February 9, 2017 - 
Staff Report
December 1, 2016 - Project Update
September 23, 2016 - Terms of Reference
March 24, 2016 - OPUS Watershed Conservation and Demand Management Plan, Final Draft
January 29, 2016  - Project Update: SSIWPA - Special Property Tax Requisition - Water Conservation & Water Demand Management Plan for NSSWD - Project Charter
September 28, 2015 
- Amended Request for Proposal & Additional Operations Budget Proposal
August 28, 2015 - Project Update
June 30, 2015
 - Project Update
May 12, 2015 
- Terms of Reference, Scope of Work & Qualifications for Services 
April 14, 2015 
- Project Update
February 17, 2015
 - Draft Trust Council Request for Decision for a Special Property Tax Requisition
January 27, 2015 - Project Update & Special Property Tax Requisition
December 15, 2014 - Project Charter Update and Special Property Tax Requisition
November 12, 2014 - Financial Planning Committee Briefing: Special Property Tax Requisition 


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