Non-point source (NPS) pollution is the next major waste management issue that the Environmental Protection Department of the B.C. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks must address. Evidence from the United States indicates that NPS pollution sources are responsible for most instances of water quality degradation in that country, but a similar analysis is lacking for British Columbia. Therefore; the first step towards addressing NPS pollution is to define the scope and magnitude of the problems. Norecol, Dames & Moore, Inc. reviewed NPS pollutant loadings and impacts in B.C. in order to define the nature and extent of NPS pollution, prioritize NPS pollution problems, and demonstrate the need for effective management.
Norecol, Dames, Moore, Inc. 1996. Non-point Source Pollution: Problem Definition. BC Ministry of Environment Lands and Parks