The following articles have appeared in either the Parksville-Qualicum News or the Oceanside Star over the last 2 years as part of the Water Limited Project supported by the Georgia Basin Vancouver Island Living Rivers.
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......or is it?: An introduction to the project
Groundwater - What is it anyway?
Making sense of what groundwater is, and it means to us and the environment around us.
Groundwater - Do we have enough?
The vital work of groundwater, and asking the tough questions in Oceanside
Monitoring Groundwater - How much don't we know?
A discussion on the tasks that need to be implemented to understand the water situation in our area.
Groundwater Sustainability - What does it look like?
A look at the slow movement of groundwater and it's connection to surface water and a consideration of some of the goals for groundwater sustainability set by the Council of Canadian Academies’ Expert Panel on Water.
Groundwater Sustainability, Part 2
A look at the remaining goals as set by the Council of Canadian Groundwater Sustainability and how they apply to our community.
Why do I need my Watershed?
The importance of our watersheds and watershed management plans
Stormwater - Does it have to run away?
A look at stormwater, and our options for managing stormwater in Oceanside that benefits both nature and people
Economics, ecosystems and biodiversity
Discusses the benefits of investing in our ecological infrastructure
Join the party
Taking a look at what Canadians think about their long-term fresh water supply, and what they are really doing about it now.
Water Governance - What does it look like?
Water governance is an important consideration of sustainability and the Okanagan Basin is a region we can look to for ideas, this article discusses those ideas.
Water storage only part of the solution
A look at water storage, it's impacts, and what else we need to be doing.
Tourism and water - how do they mix?
Part of the series of Water Limited based on interviews with various sectors of our community. This article looks at how changes to our water supply affect those trying to deliver a quality experience to our visitors.