Water Quality Management in Coastal British Columbia

by Lee Harding, Environment Canada, West Vancouver, BC, Canada,
Bob Langford, Environment Canada, West Vancouver, BC, Canada,
Les Swain, Environment Canada, West Vancouver, BC, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87


The coastal environment of British Columbia is managed under both federal and provincial authority. The split between federal and provincial jurisdiction in the coastal zone involves several areas of overlapping responsibility leading to the need for cooperative efforts in environmental management. The purpose of this paper is to review the legislative basis for marine water quality management in British Columbia, and some of the cooperative institutional arrangements, formal and informal, that have arisen from it.

Subject Headings: Water quality | Quality control | Water management | Coastal management | Sea water | Water policy | Water pollution | Federal government | Canada | British Columbia

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