Excellent means water quality is protected, with an absence of any threat or impairment.
Most Canadian rivers have exhibited normal or above-normal water quantity.
Most other OECD countries have milder climates and higher population densities, which results in lower energy needs.
As pretty much everyone in the world knows by now, Pope Francis published an encyclical recently On Care for Our Common Home, which discusses all things environmental—climate change, of course, but also air pollution, water pollution, sustainable development, the precautionary principle…the list goes on through 184-pages.
British Columbia is often thought of as a province characterized by towering mountains and magnificent ocean views but throughout our history it has been the rivers that have been critically important to our lives. From the First Nations who lived here for millennia to the gold rushes of the 1800s to recreational salmon fishing today, rivers have been central to British Columbians lives. Thats why its not a coincidence that Rivers Day started in British Columbia in 1980.