ARTICLE: Leadership in Water Sustainability: “Vancouver Island Vision” is Mission Possible



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. Leading up to the Summit, VIEA published a promotional supplement in the September 2012 issue of Douglas Magazine. An extract is reproduced below.



CAVI and VIEA Champion a 50-Year Vision

Sustainability on Vancouver Island is founded not only upon the wise use of our natural resources, but also on creative collaboration with the business sector, political decision makers and administrators. The result is viable business opportunities and innovative partnerships that demonstrate “the whole is greater than the sum of the parts”. The complementary roles of CAVI (Convening for Action on Vancouver Island) and VIEA (Vancouver Island Economic Alliance) encourage such partnerships with the objective to facilitate effective and practical changes on the ground.


Discovering the Future

In looking at the big picture, CAVI and VIEA both have the audacity to suggest that we should be looking at a 50-year vision for Vancouver Island. “Perhaps the most important objective” says VIEA President, George Hanson, “is bringing together settlement, ecology and economy in balance.”

“VIEA collaboration with CAVI created an opportunity for early success in moving forward and the ‘CAVI Forum within the 2011 Summit’ provided a springboard to Island-wide action,” according to VIEA Chair, Dave Willie. “Together we can achieve much…just imagine the strength of committed individuals all working towards a common focus.”


To Learn More:

To read the complete story, click on Leadership in Water Sustainability: “Vancouver Island Vision” is Mission Possible.

To download a copy of the entire VIEA supplement that was published in Douglas Magazine, click here.