Comox Valley Local Governments Showcase a Regional Response to Tackling the ‘Infrastructure Liability’



Note to Reader:

In April, Seminar #1 in the 2011 Comox Valley Learning Lunch Series painted a picture of the ‘legacy liability’ of existing hard infrastructure (i.e. roads and pipes).

In May, Seminar #2 dealt with green infrastructure and ‘sustainable urban drainage’.

On June 30, Seminar #3 will focus on floodplain and flooding issues. The The afternoon session will weave together the series outcomes and how they will be reflected in the Joint Report on A Regional Response to Infrastructure Liability.

Cowichan river flooding (300p)


Risk Management Theme for Seminar #3: Respect the Power of Nature

The initial capital cost of infrastructure is about 20% of the life-cycle cost; the other 80% largely represents a future unfunded liability. Through a program of professional development, the regional district and three municipalities are aligning efforts and striving for a consistent Comox Valley regional approach to Sustainable Service Delivery.

The theme for the third in the 2011 Comox Valley Seminar Series is risk management. The spotlight is on flooding and floodplain issues. A unifying theme is alignment of efforts at a watershed scale. To preview what participants will learn about on June 30, click on the links below:

  1. Comox Valley Local Governments Showcase A Regional Response to Infrastructure Liability on June 30 
  2. Sustainable Service Delivery: Comox Valley Regional Team Identifies Key Objectives for Holistic Approach
  3. Sustainable Service Delivery in the Comox Valley: Joint Report on a Regional Response to Infrastructure Liability 
  4. Cowichan River Integrated Flood Management Plan: How One Community is Adapting 
  5. Restoration Vision for Tsolum River: A Self-Sustaining System
  6. “Tsolum River restoration story is all about sharing a vision and mutual respect,” observes CAVI’s Eric Bonham 
  7. City of Courtenay and Comox Valley Regional District partner with TimberWest to study Tsolum River flooding

“Showcasing of the Lower Glen westendorp (120p)Cowichan River integrated plan for flood management creates an opportunity for inter-valley sharing because we in the Comox Valley can learn from the recent experience of our peers in the Cowichan Valley,” states Glenn Westendorp, Public Works Superintendent with the Town of Comox. He is Chair of the 2011 Seminar Series.

To access the Seminar #3 “homepage”, click here.


Posted June 2011