Lifetime Member – John Sidnell (inducted in 2012)


Green Infrastructure and Water Sustainability

John Sidnell is a Vice-President and Senior Project Manager with CitiWest Consulting Ltd.  He has 35 years of project experience in western Canada, specializing in municipal drainage infrastructure projects. Since 2008, John Sidnell has represented the Master Municipal Construction Documents Association (MMCD) on the Green Infrastructure Partnership (GIP) Steering Committee.

The Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia is now the umbrella entity for the Green Infrastructure Partnership.

About John Sidnell

“John’s experience covers the full range of engineering practice, from developing master plans and municipal design criteria to implementing both piped and natural drainage systems. The Steering Committee is lookiing to him to be a bridge to both the consulting engineering and land development communities,” stated Raymond Fung, GIP Chair in 2008.

“John Sidnell made a material contribution when the GIP developed the Topsoil Primer Set. Thanks to the leadership provided by the Okanagan Basin Water Board, the Primer Set then morphed into a provincial guidance document titled the Topsoil Bylaws Toolkit.”

“John Sidnell walks the talk,” reports Kim Stephens, Executive Director of the Partnership for Water Sustainability. “He re-landscaped his own property to restore the absorptive capacity of the ground. His hands-on experience provided invaluable insights when the GIP team was developing the Topsoil Primer Set.”

“Looking ahead, and now that the GIP is formally under the umbrella of the Partnership for Water Sustainability, we are lookinig to John to continue “the mission” and play a role in delivery of the Georgia Basin Inter-Regional Educational Initiative. Then others will benefit from John’s knowledge and wisdom.”

About the Green Infrastructure Partnership

Formed in 2003, the Green Infrastructure Partnership was originally a collaborative comprising: Ministry of Community Development; MMCD; West Coast Environmental Law Foundation (WCEL); and the original Water Sustainability Committee of the BC Water & Waste Association. The GIP is chaired by a representative of local government.

To learn more about the scope of GIP initiatives, click on Green Infrastructure Partnership.