UBCM Annual Convention provides platform for rollout of ‘Beyond the Guidebook 2010’

Convening for Action in BC & Implementing a New Culture

The formal rollout of Beyond the Guidebook 2010 will commence in September at the annual convention of local governments, held in Whistler. This guidance document describes how water sustainability can and will be achieved through implementation of green infrastructure policies and practices. Getting there requires a change in minds-set.

Forging Gold Medal Standards

Harry nyce - ubcm president“The spirit of collaboration and newfound bonds that we have fostered in 2010 are undeniably valuable. But without action, we cannot move our communities forward. This year’s Convention will offer an opportunity to…. take our goals, and forge them into tangible outcomes….and continue to build gold medal standard communities,” states Harry Nyce, President of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities

To Learn More:

To access a set of stories about the 2010 UBCM Annual Convention and the rollout of Beyond the Guidebook 2010, click here.

Beyond the Guidebook 2010

In October 1997, a focus group workshop convened by UBCM set in motion a chain of outcomes that culminated in Stormwater Planning: A Guidebook for British Columbia, released in June 2002. This was a catalyst for change that has resulted in British Columbia achieving international recognition as a leader in implementing green infrastructure.

Beyond the Guidebook 2010 is the story of what has been accomplished on the ground over the past decade, through partnerships and collaboration, under the umbrella of the Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia.

To Learn More:

To download a copy, click on Beyond the Guidebook 2010: Implementing a New Culture for Urban Watershed Protection and Restoration in British Columbia