“We had a good mix of elected officials, chief administrative officers, and senior managers. Because people gave up their Sunday to attend, we believe this reflects the credibility that CAVI is establishing with local governments on Vancouver Island. Participants travelled from as far away as Tofino and Courtenay,” stated John Finnie.
Environment Minister Barry Penner singled out the accomplishments of the BCWWA Water Sustainability Committee in delivering the Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia through partnerships with his Ministry and others. The Minister’s recognition of the WSC set the stage for a half-day Action Plan session within the main conference program, organized by the WSC in collaboration with the Green Infrastructure Partnership.
‘Convening for Action on Vancouver Island’ Resonates with Elected Officials at Qualicum Beach Conference
The pre-conference session addressed the question: how does a community weigh the benefits and liabilities of changes driven by demand for land use?
“This workshop is the first one organized by the Ministry of Environment for the purpose of bringing together water resource specialists and planners at all levels of government. We hope that it will be the first in a series of annual events,” stated John Denesiger, Workshop Chair.