Water Shortage Solutions

Galiano Engineering Expert on Islands Trust Flawed
Desalination & Dock Ban

”In my opinion, there is no justification whatsoever for the suggested blanket prohibitions of desalination, docks and seawalls.
As a Galiano Islander who strongly supports the principles of the Trust Object, I would like the Trust to be advocating good education of islanders and their contractors for best possible results rather than devising new regulatory functions for itself.”

Read his full letter to Islands Trustees here.
-Bowie Keefer, Ph.D., P.Eng.

"It should be emphasized that seawater desalination is an entirely practicable and affordable option which guarantees overall self-sufficiency of our islands in water supply.
Private docks can provide ideally convenient intake and outfall points for household desalination units. Docks have important roles for connecting islands to the water and to other islands, as well as providing emergency evacuation points. Sensitive design and careful installation are needed to minimize ecological and aesthetic impacts."

Read his full letter to Islands Trustees here.

-Bowie Keefer, Ph.D., P.Eng. Galiano Resident & Expert

Bowen Island Municipality Endorses Desalination

Desalination within the context of scarce freshwater resources may be the most ecologically sensitive approach. Climate change impacts may well enhance the need for desalination in the future.”


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