The Pembina Institute and Forest Ethics are pleased that the Ministry of Environment is modernizing the Water Act and engaging British Columbians in that process. We offer the following comments on how the process can best produce a reformed Water Act that protects and manages B.C.'s water resources given the challenges we're facing today and those that we're likely to face in the future. We would be happy to work the B.C. government to ensure that the Water Act Modernization produces a Water Act that meets these objectives.