ARTICLE: 2012 Vancouver Island Economic Summit: Springboard to Inter-Regional Educational Initiative on ‘Sustainable Service Delivery’
Note to Reader:
On October 15 in Nanaimo, the Vancouver Island Economic Summit will feature the CAVI-Convening for Action on Vancouver Island initiative. The “CAVI forum within the Summit” is a springboard to collaboration, alignment and a consistent approach to achieve water and watershed sustainability up and down the east coast of Vancouver Island. This outcome will be facilitated through an Inter-Regional Education Initiative.
Settlement, Ecology and Economy in Balance
“Effective change in the way we develop land and respect water will result from collaboration of business, local government and community. A desired outcome is that local governments will view watersheds through a ‘sustainable service delivery’ lens,” writes Kim Stephens, Executive Director of the Partnership for Water Sustainability in an article published in the September issue of the Asset Management BC Newsletter.
“The time to shape future life-cycle costs is at the infrastructure planning ‘front-end’; hence, the importance of thinking at a watershed scale. The Inter-Regional Educational Initiative will link activities up and down Vancouver Island so that those working in the local government setting can align and integrate their efforts to achieve settlement, ecology and economy in balance.”
To Learn More:
To download a copy of the article by Kim Stephens, click on 2012 Vancouver Island Economic Summit: Springboard to Inter-Regional Educational Initiative on ‘Sustainable Service Delivery’.
To download a complete copy of the entire Fall 2012 issue of the Asset Management BC Newslettter, click here.