About BC Water News

Brown and Caldwell publishes BC Water News as a service to the water and wastewater industries.
Our mission is to provide subscribers with easy access and a complete view of water-related news in eight regional editions.
For more information about Brown and Caldwell, please visit www.brownandcaldwell.com.

About Us

What is BC Water News?
With six regional editions nationwide offered on a daily and weekly basis, BC Water News is delivered via a free e-mail with links to relevant news stories concerning water-related issues that are published online. We strive to be a leading industry source for water issues regionally and nationwide.

BC Water News does not accept outside advertising, nor does it explicitly promote Brown and Caldwell services in an advertising-like format.

We are unabashedly optimistic advocates for the water industry and the environment. We also recognize that the water industry faces many challenges and that the potential for conflict is ever-present; as such, we take no position on the issues of the day. We do not make the news, we merely provide as much information as we can to keep our readers informed and up to date. We are sensitive to the industry's public image, and strive to find sources that offer balanced reporting.

At present, BC Water News has more than 30,000 subscribers.

What kinds of news does it cover?
We provide links to timely and relevant news about a broad range of industry-related environmental topics, such as potable water, wastewater, groundwater, flood control, surface water, stormwater, biosolids, technology, infrastructure, as well as agency news. In addition, BC Water News has a comprehensive list of links to water resource agencies and professional organizations.

How do I read it?
BC Water News is delivered daily or weekly to your inbox as a short e-mail with a link to the news page. To read it, simply click on any hyperlink, which should open your web browser and display the news page.

Who can subscribe?
You qualify for a free subscription if you have an interest in water issues and are:

  • A director, board member, or employee of a water resources agency.
  • An elected official or staff member of a government agency, municipality, or private company.
  • A public service or education employee.
  • A student or intern.

We retain the absolute right to refuse a subscription to any person, for any reason.

How can I subscribe?
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How do I unsubscribe?
Well, if you must: To unsubscribe, simply click the "unsubscribe" link provided in the daily or weekly newsletter email.

You said it's free. I see also that there's no advertising. What's the catch?
If there is one, we haven't found it yet!



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Simply click on the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of the daily or weekly e-mail you receive. You will be prompted to unsubscribe. If you choose to do so, your account will be removed from our mailing list. Come back soon though! Also, if you no longer have access to your e-mail, don't worry — your subscription will be dropped automatically after a few e-mail bounces.

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Privacy and Security

Your privacy is important to us. Brown and Caldwell has created this privacy and security statement to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy and computing safety.

Collection of IP addresses
When visiting any internet site, your unique address, called an "IP address," is recorded. The amount of information about users made available from their IP addresses varies greatly; for instance, depending on how they are connected to the Internet. BC Water News does not release any information about the collection of this address to any third parties. BC Water News archives the logging of IP addresses for security reasons only.

Your e-mail address
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online

We do not sell our subscription list or make it available to others in any form. We do not make individual e-mail addresses available to others except by express permission. No exceptions.

Other websites
BC Water News contains links to other websites. Brown and Caldwell is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. We do not have any control over other websites; therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement.

We take measures to help ensure that our mailings contain no viruses. Due to the rapidly evolving state of virus technology, it is possible that a future virus might evade our anti-virus measures. Subscribers should take due care.

Copyright Agent
For notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached by contacting us. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide our Copyright Agent the following information:

A. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
B. a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
C. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on our site;
D. your address, telephone number, and email address;
E. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; AND
F. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf.