Hear about the results of the 2016 BC Municipal Water Use Survey and trends in municipal water use over time.
||June 15, 2016
||9:00 - 9:45am PST (with additional broadcast time up to 10:00am for Q&A)
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Join the BC Water & Waste Association (BCWWA), and professor Jordi Honey-Rosés from the School of Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia, for an overview of the methodology and results from the 2016 BC Municipal Water Use Survey. This survey updates what we know about municipal level water use since the release of the last Municipal Water and Wastewater Survey by Environment Canada in 2011 with data from 2009. Professor Honey-Rosés will present the most up to date analysis of local water use trends in BC, including pricing and metering coverage.
Attendees will learn about:
- Methods of surveying municipal water use;
- Water pricing and metering coverage in BC;
- Rate structures and their effects on water use;
- Provincial water efficiency targets; and
- The adoption of local water conservation programs.
- Utility and municipal/regional staff and managers.
- Professionals in the fields of engineering, environment, planning and finance.
Professor, School of Community and Regional Planning, UBC
Jordi Honey-Rosés, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia and Director of the Water Planning Lab at the School of Community and Regional Planning. His research interests are in environmental planning, water resource management, and impact evaluation. As Director of the Water Planning Lab, Jordi has supervised student research on water planning and policy. In the summer of 2015 the Water Planning Lab conducted the BC Municipal Water Survey on municipal water use, metering coverage and pricing structures. Prior to becoming a faculty member at UBC, Jordi held research appointments at the Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA) and at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He received his PhD in Regional Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and holds a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard.