Partnership for Water Sustainability’s Kim Stephens informed Delta Council about Georgia Basin Inter-Regional Education Initiative

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The Champion Supporter category of membership is the way in which the Partnership for Water Sustainability formally recognizes agencies and organizations that are playing a leadership role in assisting the Partnership with implementation of the Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia.DSC_0518_Kim Stephens & Mayor Lois Jackson_Dec2015_1000p

In December 2015, Kim Stephens of the Partnership met with Mayor Lois Jackson and Council of the Corporation of Delta to present a framed “letter of recognition” because the municipality is a leader by example in the Metro Vancouver region. This presentation provided the opportunity to inform Mayor and Council about their municipality’s contribution to the success of BC’s Water Sustainability Action Plan.

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Delta’s experience is informing
Inter-Regional Educational Initiative

“Delta is a leader in implementing green infrastructure practices that will ultimately protect stream health. Your case study experience helps the Partnership achieve our educational mission,” stated Kim Stephens, Partnership Executive Director. “Hence, we are pleased to celebrate your accomplishments in our Watershed Blueprint Case Profile Series. In a publication titled Creating the Future in The Corporation of Delta: Rain Gardens Help Restore Nature to Urban Areas, we tell Delta’s story in the words of those who are implementing it.”

Moving Towards Sustainable Watershed Systems

Kim Stephens at Delta Council_3_Dec2015“There is a bigger picture context, and that is the Georgia Basin Inter-Regional Educational Initiative. It is a unique collaboration, with five regions working together, and sharing and learning from each other. In April of this year, we went back to all the Regional Boards and asked them to reaffirm commitment to building of capacity and talent in the local government sector.”

“Looking ahead to 2017, we have a 2-year mind map. We are not trying to change the world over night. The goal is actually pretty modest. If we can just get everybody in local government understanding HOW to achieve sustainable watershed systems, that will be the measure of success. That is why it is so important to have the success stories like the Delta rain garden program. Now that you have been doing it for a decade, it is a way to show other local governments that one can make a difference, one municipality at a time.”

To Learn More:

To view the video of Kim Stephens presenting the framed “letter of recognition” to Mayor and Council, click on the above or follow these instructions:

  1. Go to “Watch Council Meetings Online”:
  2. Select Regular Council Meeting on December 7, 2015
  3. Then click on Delegation: Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia – Presentation (8:00 minutes).

To download a copy of the accompanying PowerPoint presentation by Kim Stephens, click on Rainwater Management in a Watershed Sustainability Context: Delta is a Leader by Example (0.7 MB).

To download a PDF copy of Delta’s story, click on Creating the Future in The Corporation of Delta: Rain Gardens Help Restore Nature.