BCWWA Water Sustainability Committee Partners with the Province to Deliver Water Sustainability Action Plan


Water sustainability action plan - puzzle diagram_april 2006

Inter-Connected Program Elements

The Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia provides a partnership umbrella for an array of on-the-ground initiatives that promote a ‘water-centric’ approach to community planning. (Water-centric means planning with a view to water – whether for a single site or the entire Province.)  The Action Plan comprises inter-connected program elements that give local governments and practitioners the tools and experience to do things differently. The over-arching goal is to advance a water balance way-of-thinking and acting.

The March/April 2006 issue of Construction Business magazine includes a feature article describing how the Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia is being delivered through a partnership between the Ministry of Environment and the Water Sustainability Committee (WSC) of the British Columbia Water & Waste Association (BCWWA).

Minister of environment barry pennerThe Minister of Environment, Barry Penner, provided this perspective: “I am pleased with the continuing success of the ministry’s partnership with the BCWWA’s Water Sustainability Committee in providing program delivery for the Water Sustainability Action Plan… I value the important role this partnership is playing in promoting awareness and supporting communities to integrate water management practices with local land use planning and development programs. The ministry continues to provide core funding to support implementation of this Action Plan.”

Functioning Across Boundaries

Ray Fung _ Jan2004_120p“By drawing its members from a diverse range of disciplines and organizations, the WSC functions across the boundaries and beyond the historical limits or constraints of the mandates, knowledge and expertise found in specific organizations. One of the criteria for membership is that individuals will feed back the WSC outcomes into their organizations”, added Ray Fung, WSC Chair.

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To download a copy, please click here: BCWWA Partners with the Province