Connect the Dots: Use of Land, Green Infrastructure and Water Sustainability
The 2010 Land Awards Gala, an event hosted by the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia on November 18, provided a platform for announcing formation of the Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia.
Founded upon the principle of collaboration, the Partnership is a not-for-society society. The Partnership provides a legal entity for further evolution and delivery of program elements developed under the umbrella of the Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia, released in February 2004.
“The Partnership vision is that water sustainability will be achieved through implementation of green infrastructure policies and practices. How communities in BC get there relies on a change in mind-set. The Partnership mission is to facilitate that change,” stated Tim Pringle, first President of the Partnership.
Convening for Action: Change the Culture through Collaboration and Partnerships
The framework for “convening for action” for implementing the Action Plan is described in Beyond the Guidebook 2010: Implementing a New Culture for Watershed Protection and Restoration in British Columbia.
Released in June 2010, this provincial guidance document is the ‘telling of the stories’ of how change is being implemented on the ground in BC. These stories demonstrate that the practitioner and community culture is changing as an outcome of collaboration and partnerships.
To Learn More:
To read the complete story posted on the Water Bucket website, click on “Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia” incorporated as a society
At the Land Awards Gala, Tim Pringle was honoured as the first recipient of the Land Champion Award. Watch the YouTube video: