REGISTER HERE for Nanaimo Water Symposium on Watershed Stewardship in a Changing Environment (April 11-12, 2018)
Convening for Action in the Nanaimo Region
The warming of the planet’s atmosphere is causing water to move more quickly and disruptively through the global water cycle. Local consequences are magnified.
To make the right choices moving forward, decision-makers at all levels and scales must understand how and where the rhythms of water are changing. After that, all of us must collaborate to adapt our land use and infrastructure servicing practices appropriately!
Case for Restorative Development
The gravity of the situation calls for a Whole-System, Water Balance Approach to watershed restoration in the built environment. Successful implementation would depend on all the players – in particular politicians, planners, landowners, designers and implementers – collectively choosing to embrace a ‘design with nature’ philosophical foundation.
Local government collaboration with the stewardship sector is pivotal on this journey. Tapping into this resource would harness energy and potential to ‘get it right’ as communities develop and redevelop land.
“On April 11-12, 2018, join us in Nanaimo for a symposium on watershed stewardship, the water balance and restorative development,” states Gail Adrienne, Executive Director, Nanaimo & Area Land Trust (NALT). “Adapting to climate change requires transformation in how we value nature and service land. An informed stewardship sector can be a catalyst for action. Learn what stewardship groups are already doing to make a difference!