Eric Bonham honoured with George Warren Fuller Award from American Water Works Association
Note to Reader:
Eric Bonham is the winner of the 2007 AWWA George Warren Fuller Award for outstanding leadership and significant contribution towards the advancement of water works practice.
Mike Nolan, President of BC Water & Waste Association (BCWWA), accepted the award on Eric’s behalf at the 2008 Annual Conference of the American Water Works Association (AWWA). Mike then presented the award to Eric at the June 2008 BCWWA Board/Leadership Council strategic planning session.
About Eric Bonham
Formerly a Director with the Ministries of Environment and Community Services, Eric Bonham is a founding member of the Convening for Action on Vancouver (CAVI) Island Leadership Team, and is the Past-Chair of the Highlands Foundation. He is also a member of the BCWWA Water Sustainability Committee.
Eric Bonham has been proactive on water related issues for 40 years including service within the federal government, provincial government and the private sector. He is an advocate for community action and is involved with stewardship at both the provincial and local level.
Eric Bonham has been described as the ‘heart and soul’ of the CAVI initiative. He is a passionate advocate for a new form of governance that involves decision makers in government working with visionaries in the community to create desired outcomes. He calls this ‘mission possible’.
As the keynote speaker at the Bowker Creek Forum in February 2010, Eric Bonham drew on a lifetime of experience to establish a frame of reference for truly appreciating the significance of the Bowker Creek Blueprint as a landmark accomplishment. Click on the links below to access the video clips on YouTube and hear what Eric Bonham had to say:
- Part 1 – Setting the Scene(2:18)
- Part 2 – Mission Possible Explained(9:50)
- Key Message #1 – Collective Indifference(2:33)
- Key Message #2 – Creating a Legacy(0:51)
- Key Message #3 – A New Form of Governance (0:28)
The Bowker Creek urban watershed is located in the Capital Regional District. The Bowker Creek Initiative (BCI) is a unique multi-jurisdictional collaboration which produced the Bowker Creek Blueprint, a 100-Year Action Plan. It will guide creek corridor and watershed restoration as the watershed redevelops. It will be implemented over a period of decades because change can be slow in the urban environment.
Posted May 2010