At the third and final event in the 2008 Showcasing Green Infrastructure Innovation Series, Councillor Vic Derman of the District of Saanich elaborated on his vision for The Natural City. He posed the question: “What do we want this place to look like in 50 years, and how will we get from here to there?”
Linda Nowlan – UBC
The long awaited Living Water Smart is the latest stage in a history of efforts to reform BC's water laws over the past 15 years. In June 2008, a commentary prepared by Linda Nowlan pointed out crucial issues that deserve more in-depth exploration through a thorough public consultation.
Catriona Weidman (120p)
At the first in the 2008 Comox Valley Learning Lunch Seminar Series, held in September 2008, Catriona Weidman of the Ministry of Community Development elaborated on the Province's guiding philosophy for doing business differently. Grant programs will leverage change through a combination of eligibility and assessment criteria.
Collaborative Watershed Governance Initiative promotes shift toward ecosystem management in British Columbia
The purpose of the Collaborative Watershed Governance Initiative is to establish and implement a framework for collaborative watershed governance in BC. The result would be a shift toward ecosystem managementi in BC based on watersheds, using advanced governance arrangements and more local decision-making.
Living Water Smart – where and how land is developed determines sustainability of water supply & aquatic habitat
Kim Stephens (200pixels)
At the last in the 2008 Vancouver Island Learning Lunch Seminar Series, Kim Stephens (Program Coordinator for the Water Sustainability Action Plan) told the story behind the “how land is developed” communication graphic.
Urban Development Institute commits to working with government to bring “Living Water Smart” vision to fruition
UDI Executive Director – Maureen Enser (160p)
Living Water Smart draws on a variety of policy measures to change the way that land is developed. The Urban Development Institute has committed to working with government to make sure that the plan comes to fruition.
Kevin Lagan (120p)
The City of Courtenay hosted the 2008 Comox Valley Learning Lunch Seminar Series. By referencing the curriculum to Living Water Smart, this enabled participating local governments to consider how to align local actions with provincial goals and objectives.
Ron Neufeld (120p)
At the last in the 2008 Vancouver Island Learning Lunch Seminar Series, Ron Neufeld (City of Campbell River) explained why Living Water Smart is of strategic importance to local governments that wish to do business differently in the 21st century.
Living Water Smart – Changing the way British Columbians do business around water in the Cowichan Valley
Kate Miller (160p)
The Cowichan Valley Regional District hosted the first of the Vancouver Island Learning Lunch Series in Summer 2008. At Seminar #2, Kate Miller used the “elephant in the room analogy” to capture audience attention vis-a-vis the implications of Living Water Smart for rainwater management.
Susan Rutherford (160p)
At the second seminar in the the 2008 Comox Valley Learning Lunch Seminar Series, Susan Rutherford of West Coast Environmental Law employed a question-and-answer format to illustrate opportunities and scales for law and policy to effect change, thereby suppoprting and achieving the Living Water Smart vision.