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Today's Expectations are Tomorrow's Standards in British Columbia


STORY #7 “At the end of the day, planners and engineers and other disciplines must come together to determine the issues and solutions. No statute will help them do that. Living Water Smart is about motivating and inspiring everyone to embrace shared responsibility,” states Lynn Kriwoken.

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Comox Valley Learning Lunch Seminar #2: "Regional Plans – Pathway to Water Sustainability"


“Seminar #2 had an inter-regional focus, with the goal of sharing and learning from stories about bold water-centric planning initiatives on both sides of the Georgia Basin. The session introduced a Water OUT = Water IN framework for achieving water sustainability; and coupled this with a design with nature approach to climate change adaptation,” reports Derek Richmond.

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Mission Possible: Convening for action on Vancouver Island to create our future


“John Muir was responsible for the national parks system in the USA. In 1903, Muir said when we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe. This is the approach that we are taking with CAVI. We are trying to connect people…up and down Vancouver Island…we are talking about creating our future,” stated Eric Bonham.

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Getting Ahead of the Wave in the Comox Valley: “Commit to the Regional Team Approach"


Tim Pringle set the tone for the seminar with his keynote presentation that addressed this question: What is our land ethic, and how can we view the context differently? He revisited the research on ‘what drives settlement’ on Vancouver Island; elaborated on what communities are up against; and explained why ‘connect to the landscape’ is a unifying mantra for the regional team approach.

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