The provincial government of Christy Clark in British Columbia has introduced its Water Sustainability Act to replace the current 105-year-old Water Act.
The Globe and Mail reports, "(The new Act) promises to regulate groundwater, to manage water use during droughts, and to measure large-scale water use. ...The act will allow the province to limit water use if a significant water shortage is declared. That means all users could face potential curtailment during periods of scarcity. Under the proposed law, critical environmental flows will have priority over licensed rights on streams and connected groundwater users, meaning that companies such as Nestlé could see the taps turned off in some circumstances."