Water to Earth Month 2017
“Here in the Regional District of Nanaimo, we enjoy some of the best water in the world. Maintaining this precious resource requires that we all use water with care. Whether you live in a rural community or an urban setting, what you do today can affect local water quality for years to come,” states Julie Pisani, Drinking Water and Watershed Protection Program Coordinator at the Regional District of Nanaimo. Julie coordinates the Team WaterSmart outreach and education programs.
“Between March and April 2017, Team WaterSmart is hosting several events to promote awareness about our water and our earth.”
“The month-long series of events kicks off with Parksville Water Day on March 12th and wraps up on April 23rd with Earth, Water and Wildfoods Day in Nanaimo.”
“In between, catch a guided stream walk, a tour of the Nanaimo Water Treatment Plant, or a water-themed movie night, and more!”
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Water Day Parksville is a festival style community event featuring interactive booths, workshops, artists, food and live music.
The event was presented by the Regional District of Nanaimo Drinking Water & Watershed Protection Program in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization, the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region, the City of Parksville and the Town of Qualicum Beach.
Participants included local and provincial governments, stewardship groups, business representatives, artists, and more. Approximately 250 people attended the event.
And the Partnership for Water Sustainability was there!
Peter Law and John Finnie manned the PWSBC booth and engaged attendees in promoting the message of and strategies for water sustainability, while showing off the Partnership’s new name banner and poster board.
About the Partnership
The Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC is is a long-term and key collaborator with provincial and local government.
“The Partnership is a not-for-profit society whose work is directed by volunteers experienced in engineered and natural solutions to water and watershed sustainability,” states John Finnie, a member of the Partnership Leadership Team and formerly the General Manager of Regional and Community Utilities at the Regional District of Nanaimo.
“The Partnership’s leadership team has had instrumental roles in evolving the provincial policy, program and regulatory framework over time; as well as implementing related actions in local government.”
“The Partnership effectively fosters inter-governmental collaboration, builds up practitioner talent and develops tools, thus advancing water and watershed sustainability outcomes.”