ARTICLE: 2009 Penticton Forum: Showcasing partnerships, collaboration, innovation and integration


Flagship event showcased partnerships, collaboration, innovation and integration

Watermark - summer 2009 cover (240p)The Summer 2009 issue of Watermark Magazine, published by the British Columbia Water & Waste Association, included an article about the Penticton Forum. Held in conjunction with the Annual BCWWA Conference, the Forum showcased three regions where communities are ‘convening for action’ and embracing a ‘regional team approach’ to make a difference.

The Penticton Forum also showcased web-based provincial tools that have been developed to help communities achieve water sustainability through truly green development.

Penticton forum - glen brown (160p)“The Province’s Living Water Smart and  Green Communities initiatives provide a framework and direction for convening for action in the Okanagan, on Vancouver Island and in Metro Vancouver,” stated Glen Brown. At the time he was an Executive Director with the Ministry of Community Development; and is Chair of the Water Sustainability Committee. “Each regional initiative is developing a vision and road map for achieving settlement in balance with ecology.”

To Learn More:

Download The 2009 Penticton Forum: Showcasing partnerships, collaboration, innovation and integration, the article co-authored by Glen Brown and Kim Stephens.

More about the Penticton Forum

Leading up to the Forum, a series of downloadable documents were published on Water Bucket. These stories progressively describe the elements of the Forum program in order to establish participant expectations. The downloadable documents are complemented by online versions that are complete with embedded links to other resources on the website.

To Learn More:

To access these resources, click on The Story of the Penticton Forum: Smart Planning & Living Water Smart – Approaches & Tools for Doing Business Differently in BC.