Convening for Action in Lower Mainland

SURREY FORUM STORY #6: Convening for Action in Metro Vancouver: Moving Beyond Pilot Projects to a Broader Watersheds Objectives Approach

“The audience comprised a mix of Surrey staff from different departments, developers and designers who do work in Surrey, representatives from a large number of Metro Vancouver municipalities, and provincial regulators. At the end of the day, we achieved our stated objective of starting a dialogue between policy-makers and project implementers,” reports Kim Stephens.

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Alignment with the “Canada-wide Strategy” establishes timeline for new treatment plants in Metro Vancouver

“It is the view of the Metro Vancouver Reference Panel that the effective implementation of the Canada-wide Strategy not only creates an obligation on the part of the senior governments to step up to the plate and fulfill their social and environmental responsibilities, it also creates an obligation to support communities that believe it is imperative to improve sewage treatment as soon as possible,” stated Christianne Wilhelmson.

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