2009 Penticton Forum: Smart Planning & Living Water Smart – Approaches & Tools for Doing Business Differently in BC


Penticton forum - mission statement

Convening for Action in BC

The following challenge statement provided context for advancing a ‘regional team approach’ at the 2009 Annual Conference of the British Columbia Water & Waste Association (BCWWA) on April 29 in Penticton.

  • How do we align our efforts at three scales – provincial, regional and local – to do business differently, prepare communities for change, and choose to be water smart

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.

Regional Team Approach

“The Province’s Living Water Smart and Green Communities initiatives have provided a framework and direction for convening for action in the Okanagan, on 2008 learning lunch pilot - glen brown (120p)Vancouver Island and in Metro Vancouver. Each regional initiative is developing a vision and road map for achieving settlement in balance with ecology,” stated Glen Brown when announcing that three provincial ministries and the Okanagan Basin Water Board would be co-hosting the Penticton Forum. He is an Executive Director with the Ministry of Community Development and the Deputy Inspector of Municipalities.

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For the complete story, click on Convening for Action in British Columbia: The Penticton Forum.


Posted December 2009