GREENER COMMUNITIES: waterbucket.ca website showcases champions, guidance documents and success stories

“The waterbucket.ca website facilitates communication and integration across initiatives, regions, sectors and disciplines and links these in order to foster development and implementation of ‘Design with Nature’ practices. We share stories about how practitioners can reduce project (and environmental) costs by applying ‘Design with Nature’ principles. And we find and/or develop appropriate resources that promote learning and change." explains Mike Tanner.

Leadership for Water Sustainability: Convening for Action on Vancouver Island (CAVI)

“When CAVI began, we established a goal that Vancouver Island would be well on its way to water sustainability by 2010. CAVI has moved forward significantly and successfully promoted the message of water sustainability by engaging governments, developers and the community in water-centric thinking, planning and development activities. There is much yet to be done but I believe we have succeeded in our goal and in fact exceeded our program expectations," stated John Finnie.

Okanagan Basin Water Board Proposes New B.C. Water Commission

“The proposed new commission creates the necessary link between good water-use data and water management, a significant improvement to the current process of managing BC’s precious water resource,” stated Nelson Jatel. “The business case proposes a new commission that would manage water and build on the made-in-BC Water Use Reporting software developed in the Okanagan and piloted in the Okanagan and the Regional District of Nanaimo.”

COMING THIS OCTOBER: “Across-Canada Workshop Series” will showcase BC approach to climate change resiliency

“As a society, Canada must adapt to the new climate reality, and ensure that our cities, communities, infrastructure and buildings are resilient to extreme weather. This is a multi-stakeholder endeavour and we are thankful to the governmental agencies, NGOs and consumers that will participate in these projects. Together we will foster adaptation initiatives that will allow Canadians to better adapt to our changing climate," stated Charles Brindamour.