Reducing Water Extraction and Increasing Environmental Flows in the Coquitlam River

Numerous factors threaten the flow and quality of water in the Coquitlam River: urban development and diking, population growth, the effects of climate change, and a hydroelectric dam flow management regime that has had a negative impact on fish. As populations in the area increase, so will the demand for drinking water; and drought conditions >

Recommendations for Optimal Implementation of the Elk/Beaver Lake Watershed Management Plan

A report prepared for Veins of Life Watershed Society identifying opportunities to strengthen and supplement the Capital Regional District’s draft management plan to address deteriorating water quality and other ecological conditions at Elk/Beaver Lake (near Victoria, BC.)

The Case for a Guardian Network Initiative

A report prepared by the BC First Nations Energy and Mining Council and the UVic Environmental Law Centre that calls upon provincial and federal governments to collaborate with Nations and Guardians to establish a Guardian Network Initiative across the province of BC.

2019-20 Annual Report

The ELC’s 2019-20 Annual Report reflects on how much can change in a year and how, as a flexible organization, we’re managing to adapt. In 2019-2020 our students contributed some 3,000 hours via the ELC Clinic to pro bono public interest environmental law activities for First Nations and community organizations in BC.