ON OCTOBER 30th: "Mission Possible Update” at the 7th Annual Vancouver Island Economic Summit
Note to Reader:
The annual State of the Island Economic Summit is organized by the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance. For the 4th year in a row, the Summit features a session about “CAVI-Convening for Action on Vancouver Island”, an initiative of the Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC. A panel comprising four members of the CAVI Leadership Team will engage the Summit audience in an interactive session about MISSION POSSIBLE.
Vancouver Island 2065: “Economy and Ecology – A Necessary Partnership for Water Sustainability”
“The CAVI Panel will paint a picture of collaboration and outcome-oriented actions, with a focus on the Comox Valley and its Guide to Water-Wise Land Development in the Comox Valley. Then, they will elaborate on how on-the-ground success is a springboard to an over-arching vision for Vancouver Island,” states Kim Stephens, Executive Director of the Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia. He is the Moderator for the panel session.
“This will set the stage for the Town-Hall Sharing & Learning Segment. The Panel will challenge the audience to visualize next steps for bringing a vision for “settlement, economy and ecology in balance” to fruition. This is ‘mission possible’.“
“A reliable and sustainable water resource is a critical component of a healthy and progressive economic development strategy. The Panel will report out on what has been accomplished since the CAVI Forum within the 2013 Summit showcased a Vancouver Island Vision.”
“Success in the Comox Valley has been achieved though collaboration towards common goals and objectives; and thinking beyond political boundaries in terms of watershed planning. Consistent re-confirmation of basic principles and points of agreement, before moving forward, has proven to be invaluable in achieving success. These basic principles are easily transferable from micro to macro level,” reports Derek Richmond, CAVI Chair.
“At the Summit, we will announce the launch of ‘Vancouver Island 2065’. Through collaboration, this project will engage local and regional governments with the private and academic sectors, to address long term sustainability issues on Vancouver Island, including such challenges as economic security, water sustainability, agriculture, food and energy security and, through local planning processes, adaptation to climate change,” foreshadows Eric Bonham, a CAVI founding member.
TO REGISTER via the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance website, click on viea.ca/summit
TO LEARN MORE about what one can expect to learn from the CAVI Panel, click on “Mission Possible: Settlement, Economy and Ecology in Balance”.