Metro Vancouver Reference Panel presents Final Report on region’s Liquid “Resource” Management Plan

“Our Final Report is the culmination of several thousand hours of volunteer time and effort. The heart of the report is the three-page table titled A Recommended Policy Framework for Liquid Resource Management in Metro Vancouver. It is reader-friendly, and is complete with on-the-ground examples,” stated Kim Stephens. “As we have progressively absorbed and synthesized information, our understanding has grown and we have identified opportunities to create linkages among the different areas of action.”

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Metro Vancouver Reference Panel presents Interim Report on region’s Liquid “Resource” Management Plan

The advisory Reference Panel developed a total of nineteen recommendations covering five theme areas. Marvin Hunt, Chair of the Waste Management Committee, proposed that several of the recommendations be used for illustrative purposes, thereby providing the committee with an appreciation of the ‘WHY’ behind the Reference Panel recommendations. This resulted in an interactive and workshop-type discussion as various Panel members elaborated on recommendations pertaining to wet weather flows, source controls and watershed planning.

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Getting Ahead of the Wave: Convening for Action in British Columbia to Achieve Settlement in Balance with Ecology

“It certainly appears that the British Columbia Water Sustainability Action Plan has had some valuable experiences in different areas and projects, which could be of great assistance in encouraging participants to see that “it is possible to do something positive”, and to definitely encourage increased involvement at all levels,” stated Eva Kras, President of the Canadian Society of Ecological Economics.

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

“The Action Plan is a partnership delivery vehicle for the Province’s Living Water Smart and Green Communities Project. Through outreach and education, the guiding vision is to influence land and water practitioners to learn about and use practices that better balance the necessary relationships of settlement activity and ecological assets in local and regional landscapes,” stated Glen Brown.

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