waterbucket.ca provides “home” for telling the story of Metro Vancouver’s Liquid Waste Management Reference Panel
Convening for Action in Metro Vancouver
“To raise awareness of how liquid resource management in Metro Vancouver is changing to meet new expectations and requirements, the Waterbucket Website Partnership has created a home on the Convening for Action community-of-interest to tell the story of the Liquid Waste Management Reference Panel,” Mike Tanner, Partnership Chair, has announced.
“The Metro Vancouver Reference Panel story is an important one, and has provincial relevance. This citizen advisory group has developed a policy framework that has influenced the region’s Liquid Resource Management Plan. This is a significant accomplishment.”
“The Liquid Resource Management Plan will, over time, shift Metro Vancouver from the current practice of managing waste to one that values all its resources. This aligns with the vision of the Water Bucket website in advancing a ‘closed loop’ way-of-thinking about water in all its forms.”
About the Reference Panel
The Metro Vancouver Reference Panel is a citizen advisory group that reports directly to the region’s elected representatives. The mandate of the Reference Panel is to provide the Metro Vancouver Board with independent advice and recommendations for the management of liquid discharges in the Metro Vancouver region.
The Reference Panel brings expert knowledge and relevant experience in liquid waste/resource and rainwater management. The Reference Panel provides a blend of technical, legal, scientific, academic, business, industry and community perspectives and values. The Reference Panel is independent and non-partisan.
About the Waterbucket Website Partnership
Formed in 2004, the Waterbucket.ca Website Partnership is a consortium of provincial and regional organizations and agencies which have provided funding for website development. This includes:
- four Ministries (Community & Rural Development; Agriculture & Lands; Environment; and Health),
- the Okanagan Basin Water Board,
- the two largest regional districts in the province (Metro Vancouver; Capital Regional District),
- BC Hydro Power Smart,
- the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia, Corix,
- the Stewardship Centre for British Columbia,
- three federal agencies (Environment Canada; Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada; Natural Resources Canada),
- the Irrigation Industry Association of British Columbia, and
- the former Land & Water BC (a provincial agency).
The Waterbucket is managed and maintained by the Water Sustainability Committee of the British Columbia Water & Waste Association.