Program provide residents with the tools to reduce water and energy use, save on energy and water bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated through water heating.
The CWSA Board has undergone many changes over the past months but out of it all there appears to be new energy to tackle the many issues all suppliers face.
Susanne Porter-Bopp (140p) – POLIS Project
A commitment to “preserve water for the next generation” means that all new demands for water will be met through conservation and efficiency rather than expanding supply.
Bob Sandford (120p)
This event helps launch the “Future of Water Law and Governance in Canada” – a new program at the POLIS Water Sustainability Project. Bob will share his experiences as they relate to current efforts to modernize the BC Water Act.
The Comox Valley Regional District has recognized two homeowners and one local business for creating water wise landscapes and for their commitment to reducing water consumption.
Mike Zbarsky (120p) – Comox Valley Regional District
Development activity and population growth is putting extreme pressure on regional water resources. A key message is that the Comox Valley needs to use less water for a number of reasons.
UBCM Government House in Victoria
The LEED Gold building incorporates an advanced rainwater management system that includes a green roof, a 16,000-litre cistern and rain garden that will filter and reuse nearly 100 percent of the site’s rainwater.
The Comox Valley Regional District has launched a pilot toilet rebate program as part of its plan to achieve a 27 percent reduction in water consumption by 2014.
The site may be used as a useful reference for businesses, residents and anyone else who is interested in knowing what Tofino is doing about water conservation.
Tofino has emerged as a case study of interest because the municipality faces the challenge of reducing water demand during a period of climate change.