Regional Events

FLASHBACK TO 2009: City of Surrey hosted Metro Vancouver Water Balance Model Forum

“Living Water Smart provides a framework and sets a direction. The purpose in convening for action is to establish consistent expectations on-the-ground: This is what we want to achieve, and this is how we will get there. Our immediate objective in convening for action is to encourage ‘green choices’ that will ripple through time,” stated Kim Stephens.

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Mission Possible: A 50-Year Vision for Urban Watershed Restoration

“We describe this as MISSION POSSIBLE because those operating in the local government setting can now access tools and experience that will enable them to make a difference. Our approach is TOP-DOWN / BOTTOM-UP. It is keyed to three words: ALIGNMENT, COLLABORATION, INTEGRATION,” stated Kim Stephens.

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INAUGURAL BC LAND CHAMPION AWARDS GALA: Jack Hall, Chair of the Real Estate Foundation, announced the launch of the Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia, with Tim Pringle appointed as the Partnership’s founding President (November 2010)

“Tim Pringle has invested countless hours, over more than 20 years, working with non-profit groups, universities, government agencies, and real estate industry members to increase understanding and improve relationships between people, and between sectors. Tim has been the catalyst in helping small housing societies get their projects off the ground; in connecting conservation and sustainable development interests; and in supporting research to help communities plan well for the future,” stated Jack Hall.

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2009 Penticton Forum: Smart Planning & Living Water Smart – Approaches & Tools for Doing Business Differently in BC

The Penticton Forum showcased how partnerships, collaboration, innovation and integration are helping local governments in three regions. “The Province’s Living Water Smart and Green Communities initiatives provide a framework and direction for convening for action in the Okanagan, on Vancouver Island and in Metro Vancouver. Each regional initiative is developing a vision and road map for achieving settlement in balance with ecology,” stated Glen Brown.

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