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Since 2010, Water Smart communities in the Columbia Basin have steadily reduced local water consumption -- and academics, experts and utility professionals from across Canada are taking note.
Water Smart is a Columbia Basin Trust water conservation program that helps regional districts and municipalities in the Basin address their local water conservation needs. Its aim is to achieve a 20 per cent Basin-wide reduction in community water consumption by 2015.
While the Basin faces the same challenges as other regions -- including reducing water loss from leaking pipes and educating the public about conserving water -- Water Smart's data-based and problem-solving model has ... more
Columbia Basin Trust supports the ideas and efforts of the people in the Columbia Basin.
We often work behind the scenes and take our lead from residents and communities. The Trust is here to offer resources, experience and support to all Basin residents.
While our range of services, programs, initiatives and financial investments is complex, our purpose is straightforward and easy to understand: we exist and act for the social, economic and environmental well-being of the Columbia Basin—now and for generations to come.