2009 Resilient Cities Conference included a module on the Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia

Urban Strategies for Transition Times

Sustainability imperatives, the call for climate action, and the pressure for new approaches in almost every urban system have North American cities scrambling to manage the shift toward ecological practices and greater resilience.

To provide solutions to these challenges, three organizations – the  Center for Urban Innovation,  Smart Growth BC,and the Canadian Society of Ecological Economics (CANSEE) – combined forces in October 2009 to co-host Resilient Cities: Urban Strategies for Transition Times in Vancouver. This was the sixth in the Gaining Ground Summit Series.

Surrey wbm forum - glen brown(160p)“This unique two-and-a-half day gathering addresses the transformational challenges that all North American cities, whether large or small, urban or rural, are facing in sustainability, economy and urban management”, states Glen Brown,  Chair of the BCWWA Water Sustainability Committee.

“The CANSEE component includes a module that will showcase the Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia, a partnership delivery vehicle for the Province’s  Living Water Smart and  Green Communities Project.”

To Learn More:

The Water Sustainability Committee of the BC Water & Waste Association (BCWWA) was a conference partner. To download a report-style, PDF version of the following web story about the role of the Water Sustainability Committee, click on Water Bucket Story about  Water Sustainability Action Plan Module at Resilient Cities

To view a set of stories about the BCWWA knowledge-transfer module, click on 2009 Resilient Cities Conference.