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Wednesday, Nov 09, 2016

Associated Environmental helps provincial agency win a Premier's Award

BC Premier's Award

During a strong El Nino weather pattern compounded by the continuing effects of climate change, summer 2015 was unusually hot and dry in Interior BC. The BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO) worked with the BC Ministry of Agriculture to identify streams where placing restrictions on irrigation water withdrawals from creeks and rivers would protect threatened fish populations, while minimizing economic impacts on the agricultural sector.

Associated Environmental played a key role in the summer 2015 drought response by identifying streams where restrictions would benefit fish, and providing technical information to optimize the difficult decision-making.