Beyond the Guidebook 2015: "Cowichan region is an incubator for 'watershed systems thinking' and application of Water Balance tools," Kim Stephens informed regional elected representatives
“The new paradigm is to think of watersheds as infrastructure assets. As local government, that is your primary function to think about those meat and potato services such as water systems, sewage systems and road systems. Where we are at now is to also think of watersheds as assets. As an asset, this means being managed, being protected. And so, the key thought is that a watershed is an integrated system,” explained Kim Stephens.