“Convening for Action is a provincial initiative that supports innovation on-the-ground. From the perspective of those leading and/or participating in regional programs, having this community-of-interest provides the opportunity to ‘tell our story’ and ‘record our history’ as a work-in-progress,” states Ray Fung. “It will turn ideas into action by building capacity and understanding regarding integration of long-term, strategic planning and the implementation of physical infrastructure.”
About this Community-of-Interest
Convening for Action in British Columbia: “We are recording our history on waterbucket.ca as we create it,” says Tim Pringle
“The vision for the waterbucket.ca website is to provide a resource rich destination location for information about doing business differently in British Columbia. The goal is to achieve water sustainability by changing our land ethic,” states Tim Pringle.
“Released in 2004, the Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia provides a partnership umbrella for on-the-ground initiatives that build on the foundation provided by A Water Conservation Strategy for British Columbia, published in 1998,” explains Kim Stephens
Companion Website: Rainwater Management Community-of-Interest provides the complete story of the new business as usual
“Stormwater suggests there is a problem, whereas rainwater is a resource. In British Columbia, the single function view of traditional ‘stormwater management’ is giving way to the integrated and comprehensive perspective that is captured by the term ‘RAINwater management’,” explains Ted van der Gulik.
“In promoting infrastructure practices that achieve design with nature outcomes, the Green Infrastructure Partnership has borrowed from the title of the 1969 book by Ian McHarg”, explained Paul Ham