Inter-Association Collaboration: Convening for Action Launched at ‘Okanagan Conference’ Organized By CWRA in 2005

Water Balance Way-of-Thinking Championed by Water Sustainability Committee

In the spirit of inter-association collaboration, the Water Sustainability Committee of the British Columbia Water & Waste Association (BCWWA) provided the core content for Day Three of the 3-day Okanagan Conference organized by the Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA).

Convening for Action in British Columbia

Held in February 2005, this conference was the kick-off event for the Convening for Action (CFA) intiative and provided the platform for two companion WSC presentations:

CFA is a sustained education process that is designed to broaden the province-wide base for this shared vision: In a fully integrated landscape, water is the unifying element.

Towards Sustainable Water Management in the Okanagan

“This event was an important first step in focusing stakeholder attention on the decisions that need to be made now if we are to move towards sustainable water management in BC. Inter-association collaboration is an essential ingredient if collectively we are to create the province-wide momentum that will result in substantive change related to water management and use,” stated Don Degen, President of the BC Water & Waste Association. The Water Sustainability Committee of the BCWWA provided the core content for Day Three.

To Learn More:

To read the complete story about the Kelowna presentations, click on Towards Sustainable Water Management in the Okanagan .