2008 Vancouver Island Water Balance Model Forum organized under umbrella of Water Sustainability Action Plan

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Living Water Smart: Doing Business Differently in British Columbia

In October 2008, the Cowichan Valley Regional District hosted a ‘by invitation only’ Water Balance Model Forum. This was part of the implementation program for Beyond the Guidebook: The New Business As Usual. This initiative adds depth to  Living Water Smart, the provincial government’s vision and plan to keep British Columbia’s water healthy and secure for the future.

“In October 2008, the Cowichan Valley Regional District hosted a Water Balance Model Forum that was conducted as a hybrid-training workshop to inform, educate and enable those who wish to apply the Water Balance Model to support a Design with Nature approach to land development,” statesdJay Bradley, Chair of the Vancouver Island Coordinating Team (VICT).

Building on the Vancouver Island experience, the City of Surrey hosted the first Metro Vancouver Water Balance Model Forum in March 2009. This learning event adapted the Cowichan Valley format for establishing local government expectations.

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For the complete story on the Forum, click on 2008 Cowichan Valley Water Balance Model Forum: List of Water Bucket Stories.