2009 Metro Vancouver Water Balance Forum: YouTube videos complement PowerPoint presentations to create historical record and Forum legacy

"Co-sponsored by the Green Infrastructure Partnership and the Water Balance Partnership, the Forum was about moving beyond pilot projects to a watershed-based approach to achieving performance targets for rainwater management and green infrastructure," explained John Sidnell, a member of the Green Infrastructure Partnership Steering Committee. "The Province’s Green Communities Initiative and Living Water Smart, BC’s Water Plan provided the backdrop for the Surrey Forum."

SURREY FORUM STORY #6: Convening for Action in Metro Vancouver: Moving Beyond Pilot Projects to a Broader Watersheds Objectives Approach

"The audience comprised a mix of Surrey staff from different departments, developers and designers who do work in Surrey, representatives from a large number of Metro Vancouver municipalities, and provincial regulators. At the end of the day, we achieved our stated objective of starting a dialogue between policy-makers and project implementers," reports Kim Stephens.