Champion Supporter: recognition of the Corporation of Delta

Note to Reader:

The Champion Supporter category of membership is the way in which the Partnership for Water Sustainability formally recognizes agencies and organizations that are playing a leadership role in assisting the Partnership with implementation of the Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia.

On December 7, 2015 the Partnership presented Mayor and Council of the Corporation of Delta with a framed “letter of recognition” because the municipality is a leader by example in the Metro Vancouver region.

Kim Stephens (Partnership Executive Director) presents "letter of recognition" to Mayor Lois Jackson

Kim Stephens (Partnership Executive Director) presents “letter of recognition” to Mayor Lois Jackson

Delta Municipality is a Champion Supporter of the Partnership for Water Sustainability

“It is a pleasure to meet with Council; and it is a pleasure to come with good news The reason that I am here is that Delta is one of the founding members of the Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC, and I am here to talk about rainwater management and watershed sustainability,” stated Kim Stephens, Executive Director, after being welcomed by Mayor Lois Jackson.

Delta_location map“The Partnership is pleased to recognize the Corporation of Delta as one of our Champion Supporters. Delta’s long-term commitment is helping the Partnership advance the vision for achieving watershed sustainability through implementation of green infrastructure policies and practices.”

“Local governments learn from each other and progress through sharing of case study experience. Earlier, we released the third in the series of Watershed Case Profiles. This is Delta’s rain garden story. By telling the stories of those who are spearheading changes in practice, this helps other local governments eliminate the disconnect between information and implementation. Your story is a really important story.”

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Rainwater Management & Rain Gardens:
Creating the Future in Delta Municipality

“Delta has supported the work of the Partnership since 2002, in particular the Water Balance Model initiative,” stated the letter of recognition that Kim Stephens presented on behalf of the Partnership.

“Another example of the role played by Delta is the 2007 Metro Vancouver Showcasing Green Infrastructure Innovation Series. Successful ‘sharing & learning’ influenced everything that has followed, helping to lay the groundwork for the Georgia Basin Inter-Regional Education Initiative. Earlier this year five Regional Boards representing 75 percent of BC’s population reaffirmed their support through 2017.

“Delta is a leader in implementing green infrastructure practices that will ultimately protect stream health. Your case study experience helps the Partnership achieve our educational mission. Hence, we are pleased to celebrate your accomplishments in our Watershed Blueprint Case Profile Series. In a publication titled Creating the Future in The Corporation of Delta: Rain Gardens Help Restore Nature to Urban Areas, we tell Delta’s story in the words of those who are implementing it.”

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To Learn More:

To view the video of Kim Stephens presenting the framed “letter of recognition” to Mayor and Council at their, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to “Watch Council Meetings Online”: http://www.delta.ca/your-government/mayor-council/meetings-workshops/council-meetings-online
  2. Select Regular Council Meeting on December 7, 2015
  3. Then click on Delegation: Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia – Presentation (8:00 minutes).

To download a copy of the accompanying PowerPoint presentation by Kim Stephens, click on Rainwater Management in a Watershed Sustainability Context: Delta is a Leader by Example (0.7 MB).

To download a PDF copy of Delta’s story, click on Creating the Future in The Corporation of Delta: Rain Gardens Help Restore Nature.

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Recognition of Individual Champions

Presentation of the “letter of recognition” to Mayor and Council provided the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of two members of staff, Hugh Fraser and Sarah Howie, and community champion Deborah Jones who is well-known as Delta’s “rain gardens lady”.

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