2012 Annual Report for the Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia




Create a Legacy

The Partnership helps the Province of British Columbia to implement the Living Water Smart and Green Communities initiatives. This is done through a shared responsibility in delivering the Water Sustainability Action Plan. The Partnership has been a catalyst for a ‘design with nature’ approach to land development; and are the steward for Stormwater Planning: A Guidebook for British Columbia. The Partnership also leads the “Beyond the Guidebook” initiative and provides local governments with tools and experience to be more effective and efficient.

On October 25, the Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia held its 2012 Annual General Meeting at the offices of the District of North Vancouver.


President’s Perspective

“The Convening for Action in BC initiative continues to be the Partnership’s primary strategy to support the implementation of water sustainability strategies at the community level.  The various tools – Water Balance Model, Water Balance Model Express, Waterbucket and Water Conservation Calculator – and action initiatives (Metro Vancouver, Kamloops and Vancouver Island) define Convening for Action,” stated Tim Pringle, Partnership President.


Treasurer’s Report

“The Partnership is incorporated as a not-for-profit society under the Societies Act of BC. It has two principal sources of income: grants and Water Balance Model annual subscription fees. The Partnership relies on the substantial in-kind contributions by members and partner organizations to develop tools and deliver programs,” stated Ted van der Gulik, Partnership Treasurer.


Report from the Executive Director

“Collaboration is the pathway to a consistent approach to implementation and integration of water sustainability and green infrastructure policies and practices within and between regions. Yet there is no formal mechanism to enable or facilitate inter-regional collaboration. The Partnership is striving to fill this gap and has made substantial progress over the past year,” reported Kim Stephens, Partnership Executive Director.


Report from the Membership Chair

“After considerable research and deliberation in the spring of 2012, and keeping in mind the Board’s desire for inclusivity as an operating principle, the Directors concluded that it would be in the best long-term interests of the Partnership to make membership simple to administrate. We have three categories: Individual, Professional and Organization. Anyone can become a non-voting member,” reported Peter Law, Membership Chair.


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