"Numerous groups and organizations implicitly share a vision for integrated water management. Partnerships hold the key to building broad-based support for improving water management practices, and integrating water management with land use," states Kim Stephens.
When we attend forums such as the "Showcasing Green Infrastructure Innovation Series", we want to use what we have learned so that we can take action and make a difference.
“While we are very good at measuring settlement, mainly in financial terms, we have not been that effective in quantifying the ecological impacts. This disconnect in measuring what matters has historically resulted in an unbalanced approach when making development and infrastructure decisions," stated Tim Pringle.
"Because our vision is to advance water-centric green infrastructure, it was essential that we have high-level political endorsement. UBCM provided us with a platform to showcase what we have accomplished on the ground," stated Ted van der Gulik.
"The rolling 6-month average exceeds 4000 visits per month. We attribute this large jump to the cumulative enhancements that we have been systematically implementing over the past two years. These enhancements encompass both technology fixes and content evolution,” states Mike Tanner, Chair.
"Convening for Action is a framework that brings stakeholders together, supported by the province, but led by local government. Collaboration and integration is a true bottom-up approach that identifies the issue and then seeks to address it through the alignment of all stakeholders, with emphasis on local government needs," stated Glen Brown.