2009 Penticton Forum organized under the umbrella of the Water Sustainability Action Plan


Penticton forum - crowd scene

Note to Reader:

The Water Sustainability Committee of the BC Water & Waste Association (BCWWA) organized the Penticton Forum in collaboration with the Okanagan Basin Water Board and three provincial Ministries, namely: Community Development, Agriculture & Lands, and Environment. BCWWA hosted the Forum in April 2009 as an adjunct to its Annual Conference.

Build a Vision, Create a Legacy

The Penticton Forum showcased how partnerships, collaboration, innovation and integration are helping local governments in three regions make the best choices for living water smart:

  • This is what we want to achieve, and this is how we will get there.

The Convening for Action vision is that the Penticton Forum will prove to be a transformational event that inspires participants to do better. Creating a lasting legacy requires sustained commitment to make things happen. The Penticton Forum is not the be-all and end-all; rather, it is an important milestone in advancing a regional team approach that aligns local actions with provincial goals for the common good.

Kim Stephens (120p) - 2009According to Kim Stephens, who organized and facilitated the event, the Penticton Forum showcased three regions where communities are ‘convening for action’ and embracing a ‘regional team approach’ to make a difference. Each regional initiative is developing a vision and road map to change the way that land is developed and water is used.

Story of the Penticton Forum

The story of the Forum is told in a series of six stories that were published weekly on the Water Bucket website. These describe the elements of the Forum program, and are consolidated in a stand-alone document.

Penticton forum - build a vision, create a legacy

To Learn More:

Click on The Story of the 2009 Penticton Forum: Convening for Action and Making Green Choices in British Columbia.