DOWNLOAD A COPY OF: “Living Water Smart in British Columbia: Growing the Network through Collaborative Leadership” – released by the Partnership for Water Sustainability in November 2021
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Waterbucket eNews celebrates the leadership of individuals and organizations who are guided by the vision for Living Water Smart in British Columbia to build greener communities and adapt to a changing climate; and embrace “design with nature” approaches to reconnect people, land, fish, and water in altered landscapes.
The edition of Waterbucket eNews published on November 23, 2021 featured the Partnership for Water Sustainability’s Annual Report 2021. Written as a communication tool to present a big picture look at the work of The Partnership, the document comprises a set of “30-second takeaways” that illustrate the breadth and depth of initiatives and programs.
The Living Water Smart Network is guided by a shared vision.
By pulling threads of understanding from the past through to the present and future, it would help communities reconnect people, fish, land and water in altered landscapes.
“The Partnership for Water Sustainability is a registered non-profit society, a legal entity. Operationally, however, we function as the hub for a network in the local government setting – the Living Water Smart Network. We are guided by the collaborative leadership model. An over-arching goal of collaboration is to align efforts around a shared vision for ‘settlement, economy and ecology in balance’,” explained Mike Tanner, a founding Director.
“This approach reflects The Partnership genesis, first as a technical committee and then as a roundtable, before morphing into the present non-profit legal entity. We are growing the Living Water Smart Network. We are not building a conventional organization.”
“Collaborative leadership uses the power of influence rather than positional authority to engage and align individuals and organizations within a network, and deliver results across organizational boundaries.”
“The network is the ultimate source of strength of The Partnership. The network also holds the key to intergenerational collaboration. It is how we build bridges of understanding and pass the baton from the past to the present and future.”
“For The Partnership to be successful in facilitating changes in practice over the long-term, the hard work must be done by our partners. This means the work of The Partnership must be aligned with and support their organizational aspirations and objectives.”
“The Partnership’s Annual Report 2021 is written as a communication tool to present a big picture look at the work of The Partnership. The format comprises a set of “30-second takeaways” to illustrate the breadth and depth of initiatives and programs,” concluded Mike Tanner.
TO LEARN MORE:
To read the complete story published on November 23rd 2021, download a PDF copy of Living Water Smart in British Columbia: Growing the Network through Collaborative Leadership.
To explore the Annual Report 2021, which comprises a series of 30-second takeaways, download a PDF copy of Growing the Living Water Smart Network through the Power of Collaborative Leadership.