September 30, 2013 -
A New Report by Will Koop
B.C. Tap Water Alliance Coordinator
A History of the Big Eddy Waterworks District
and its Long-Standing Battles to Protect
the Dolan Creek Watershed Reserve
(Downloadable pdf sections below)
many years of research, and following the release of the June
2006 book, From Wisdom to Tyranny: A History of British
Columbia's Drinking Watershed Reserves, the B.C. Tap Water
Alliance has released its next new major compendium report, The
Both Wisdom to Tyranny and The Big Eddy are unique,
critical, pioneering, informative and indispensable research
tools on British Columbia's community and irrigation district Watershed
Reserves and the
protection history of BC's drinking water sources.
We have dedicated The Big Eddy report in honor of the life,
legacy of the late Colleen McCrory (see below), one of the founding
members of the B.C. Tap Water Alliance in February 1997.
For an overview explanation of this report, please refer to the two
chapter links below on Preface and Acknowledgements and the
10-page Executive Summary. For a overview of legislation and
policy of Watershed Reserves, refer to Appendix A. (Note: Appendix A was revised on
October 2, 2013)
Due to the report's size of some 57 megabytes - 345 pages in length,
with over 230 images - the report is divided below into smaller
downloadable single and multi-chapter segments in pdf format.
This report was almost entirely self-funded. If you appreciate the
quality of our research and advocacy, and wish to support
our efforts, return to
the Home Page here to make a financial donation on the PayPal link.