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2011 thru 2015

Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia recognizes the Corporation of Delta as one of its “Champion Supporters”


“It is evident that there are many champions in local government; and it is important that we recognize and celebrate what they are doing. This is all part of creating our future. And when we ask ‘what will this community look like in 50 years’, we can point to the green infrastructure examples and then we will know what it will look like in 50 years,” stated Mayor Lois Jackson.

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Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC celebrates 5th anniversary of incorporation on November 19, 2015


“The core strength of the Partnership for Water Sustainability, as the name suggests, has been the development of creative partnerships throughout BC and beyond that has included local and provincial government, the academic sector as well as the business sector, seeking through collaboration, common ground on water sustainability goals and practices,” states Eric Bonham.

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“Embrace shared responsibility. Create a legacy for those who follow in our footsteps,” says Lynn Kriwoken, Executive Director, BC Ministry of Environment


“The Water Sustainability Action Plan has allowed the Province to leverage partnerships to greatly enhance the profile and resulting impact of Living Water Smart. The Partnership for Water Sustainability is playing a key delivery role in several theme areas, in particular developing tools for local government and providing training to support an environmentally adaptive approach to community design,” stated Lynn Kriwoken.

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Georgia Basin Inter-Regional Education Initiative: Year 3 Program


“In Year 3, the program is built around an Inter-Regional Collaboration Workshop Series. The spotlight is on the Watershed Health issue and how to move forward with implementation and integration, really. This sharing and learning process aligns with
each region’s priorities and individual work plans. The deliverable is ‘Beyond the Guidebook 2015,” reports Peter Law.

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Partnership for Water Sustainability collaborates with APEGBC to co-present a seminar on “Sustainable Rainwater Management: Mimic the Water Balance to Protect Watershed and Stream Health”


“We look forward to informing and educating APEGBC members about provincial policies and initiatives, local government innovation and precedents, and new web-based decision tools so that those who are municipal practitioners will be better equipped to implement rainwater management practices that mimic the Water Balance,” states Tim Pringle.

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Partnership for Water Sustainability collaborates with Irrigation Industry Association to co-present “A Workshop on Rainwater Harvesting in British Columbia”


“The IIABC is collaborating to build a foundation for future change in order to help us align our industry education and certification offerings that include efficient irrigation systems. We all need to be accountable for our water resource. With shared tools and programs; we can collaborate to make a difference,” states Keesha Rosario.

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CAVI explained


“If we are to control our destiny and create our future, then we need to challenge our fellow Vancouver Islanders to visualize what they want Vancouver Island to look like in 50 years. We have identified two desired outcomes in Convening for Action. We wish to influence Vancouver Island local governments to adopt Design with Nature as the preferred process of approving land development applications,” stated John Finnie,

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