"The organizers had heard about what we are doing in British Columbia; and so they asked me to tell the BC story in Toronto to a mainly Ontario audience. This provided a timely opportunity to reflect on what we have achieved since 2004, and identify universal principles that should be applicable anywhere," explained Kim Stephens.
"The website is designed to provide universal access to information and to further collective understanding and collaboration. First, it is a new magazine for raising awareness of BC success stories, secondly, it has a growing library of information resources on the BC experience and third, it houses made in BC tools for use by practitioners on-the-ground," stated Mike Tanner.
This 3-day celebration concluded with a featured panel presentation by Ray Fung and Fiona Crofton on water sustainability.
"Set the vision based upon community values, support the vision with information and education via the Water Bucket website, and apply web-based water management tools to make better decisions," stated Kim Stephens.
"The website is a vehicle for documenting and then sharing what takes place in forums organized under the umbrella of the Water Sustainability Action Plan. We are writing our history as we create it. The website is designed to provide the complete story on integrated land and water management – why, what, where and how," said Mike Tanner.