The Drinking Water Management Plan is the overarching plan for Metro Vancouver and its member municipalities, which sets the direction and priority for regional drinking water initiatives. This plan has three goals:
- Provide clean, safe drinking water.
- Ensure the sustainable use of water resources.
- Ensure the efficient supply of water.
It lays out the priority for drinking water initiatives such as new infrastructure, identifying additional water supplies, and managing watersheds as natural assets.
The 2014 Progress Report on the 2011 Drinking Water Management Plan captures the current planning and management of Metro Vancouver’s drinking water resources. The plan uses an adaptive management approach, which includes progress reporting. This progress report looks at goals, strategies, actions, priorities, and performance.