CAVI is an initiative of the Partnership for Water Sustainability




Implementing a New Culture for Urban Watershed Protection

The CAVI story is told in Beyond the Guidebook 2010: Implementing a New Culture for Urban Watershed Protection and Restoration in British Columbia. Released in June 2010, ‘Beyond the Guidebook 2010’ describes how a ‘convening for action’ philosophy has taken root in British Columbia. Bringing together local government practitioners in neutral forums has enabled implementers to collaborate as regional teams. Their action-oriented focus has resulted in ‘how to do it’ examples that help decision-makers visualize what ‘design with nature’ policy goals look like on the ground.


Convening for Action on Vancouver Island

“Launched in 2006, CAVI is the acronym for Convening for Action on Vancouver Island. CAVI is a demonstration program in the local government setting. CAVI organizes “convening for action” forums, challenges Vancouver Island communities to visualize what they want to look like in 50 years, and is building leadership capacity to ‘design with nature’ to manage settlement change and adapt to climate change,” states John Finnie, Past-Chair (2006-2011).


To Learn More:

To download a flyer that provides a streamlined storyline, click on About CAVI-Convening for Action on Vancouver Island_Dec2010

For the complete story about CAVI, go to the Vancouver Island Water community-of-interest.