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


Forging Gold Medal Standards

Released in June, the formal rollout of Beyond the Guidebook 2010 will commence at the annual convention of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities.

“We will use this coming together of BC’s local leaders to share and learn from each other’s experiences, and gain ideas to move our own communities forward,” states Harry Nyce, UBCM President.Harry nyce - ubcm president

“Without action, we cannot move our communities forward. This year’s UBCM Convention will offer an opportunity to take our goals, and forge them into tangible outcomes and continue to build gold medal standard communities.”

Water Sustainability Planning & Practice

The program on Monday, September 27th includes a set of half-day study sessions that will speak to the theme of moving communities forward.  The objective is to equip local governments with new tools and fresh approaches.

The session titled Sustainability Planning & Practice covers three provincial initiatives, namely: BC’s Water Act Modernization Process, Provincial Drought Response Plan, and the Water Sustainability Action Plan. A unifying theme is climate change adaptation.

To Learn More:

To download a copy of the convention brochure, click on 2010 UBCM Annual Convention – “Forging Gold Medal Standards”.

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.

Links to Other Water Bucket Stories about UBCM

  1. Rollout of ‘Beyond the Guidebook 2010’ will commence at UBCM Annual Convention on September 27 — Beyond the Guidebook 2010 is about implementing a new culture for urban watershed protection and restoration. It speaks to the convention theme, Forging Gold Medal Standards,because 2010 is a year that will not soon be forgotten in British Columbia.
  2. Climate Change Adaptation: UBCM study session on sustainability planning and practice has water-centric emphasis— With local governments increasingly adopting integrated sustainability planning approaches, there is a greater need to develop and strengthen collaborative partnerships amongst all orders of government in environmental management.
  3. 2010 UBCM Annual Convention provides forum for reporting out on implementation success of Water Sustainability Action Plan— The 2003 Annual Convention initiated and provided high-level endorsement for an Outreach and Continuing Education Program that promotes a ‘water-centric’ approach to community planning and development.
  4. Forging Gold Medal Standards will be the theme when BC’s local governments gather in Whistler in September — The 2010 UBCM Convention is set to take place in beautiful Whistler, BC. This is a place that is synonymous with high-level achievement. Now is the time to apply the momentum of these gold medal achievements to local government success.

Creating a legacy in british columbia - march 2010 version