About the Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia
The vision of the Partnership is that water sustainability will be achieved through implementation of green infrastructure policies and practices. The Partnership mission is to facilitate change. Because the Partnership is the hub for a ‘convening for action’ network in the local government setting, we are positioned to facilitate alignment of regional and local actions with provincial goals. By providing education, research, technical training and tools, we can help communities move from awareness to action to both reduce the increased demand for water and protect stream health from the adverse consequences of land development practices. Read More
- "The City’s stormwater program offers an opportunity to better understand and explore the connections between rainwater, stormwater, and urban runoff. In addition to being a step into the 21st century, this program is a step towards better respecting and valuing our water resources, so we can better weave the natural water ...more
- "Over the last 10 years, the WSC/Partnership has accomplished much. Through a strategic partnership with the Ministry of Environment, we developed the Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia, which provided the framework for our work," states Raymond ...more
- "The Wetland Workshop is designed to inform and educate planners, engineers and other municipal / regional district staff involved in urban development policy and permitting, Integrated Stormwater Management Plans (ISMPs), wetland mapping projects and/or watershed planning," states Neil ...more
Announcing a New Initiative to Foster Collaboration Focused on Economy and Ecology - 'Vancouver Island 2065'
- “This is an exciting partnership that will result in a comprehensive approach to visioning and planning that will ultimately benefit many diverse groups on Vancouver Island,” states Pedro ...more
- "Embracing Seasonal Rainwater is designed to see how much of the peak storm flow we can attenuate during rain events in an effort to provide a low-cost increase in system capacity while engaging residents in their role in the urban water cycle. It also has the potential for reducing potable water ...more