Local Governments in Four Regions of British Columbia are Water Balance Model Partners
Water Balance Model Partners are charter members of the ‘Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia’
Since 2003, the Real Estate Foundation and the Province of British Columbia have jointly funded development and implementation of the Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia. Under this umbrella, a partnership network has been successfully ‘convening for action’ through collaboration.
Now, the Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia provides a legal entity for building on the existing Action Plan foundation and creating a lasting legacy through Action Plan elements such as the Water Balance Model initiative.
Recognition of Local Government Champions
“In 2002, a provincial group with municipal representation from four regions – Greater Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island and the Okanagan Valley — came together to form an Inter-Governmental Partnership,” states Ted van der Gulik, Chair of the Water Balance Model Partnership.
“Early support and sustaining financial support by champion local governments that are Water Balance Model Partners was a foundation block in a building process that has culminated in formation of the Partnership as a legal entity.”
“Champion local governments have made a sustaining financial commitment to ensure the success of the Water Balance Model. This has brought us to a tipping point. Implementation of a new culture for urban watershed protection and restoration is within our grasp. In recognition of their vision and sustaining commitment, the Partnership for Water Sustainability is honouring 20 champion local governments by deeming them to be charter members of the Partnership.”
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