Legislation and Authority
The S-xats-thut tst Agreement embeds a commitment to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). Under BC’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, BC is required to ensure that all BC laws, including the Water Sustainability Act, are consistent with UNDRIP.
The other key piece of legislation referenced in the Agreement is the Water Sustainability Act (WSA) which is the primary law in BC for managing water resources. The law contains a range of tools for water management and protection including Water Sustainability Plans.
Managing a watershed is a cross cutting effort that involves these and many other legislative pieces.
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