BCWWA Committee partners with the Province to deliver Water Sustainability Action Plan

The Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia provides a partnership umbrella for an array of on-the-ground initiatives that promote a ‘water-centric’ approach to community planning. “I value the important role this partnership is playing in promoting awareness and supporting communities to integrate water management practices with local land use planning and development programs. The ministry continues to provide core funding to support implementation of this Action Plan,” stated BC Environment Minister Barry Penner.

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Showcasing the Water Sustainability Action Plan

When the British Columbia Water & Waste Association hosted a regional meeting of the American Waterworks Association in September 2006, Kim Stephens was invited to make a presentation on the accomplishments of the Water Sustainability Committee in delivering the Water Sustainability Action Plan. He provided an overview of how the Water Sustainability Committee is facilitating change through collaboration and partnerships with a range of organizations that have an interest in the Action Plan, and especially through a partnership  with the Province of British Columbia.

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2006 Annual Report from the Chair of the BCWWA Water Sustainability Committee

“Under the Convening for Action banner, stakeholder sessions were held in the South Okanagan to promote water stewardship and to encourage a ‘water balance’ way of thinking within Growth Strategies initiatives,” reported Ray Fung. “A workshop with representatives of the Greater Vancouver Regional Engineers Advisory Committee in May, 2005 was followed by an outreach and education program to promote and showcase local examples of green infrastructure will be conducted in 2006

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Peace River region introduced to the ‘Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia’

Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation (CMHC) organized and the City of Dawson hosted a workshop on sustainable development in December 2006. “The audience was diverse and represented a broad cross-section of the region,” observed Lance Jakubec. “We had elected officials from the four municipalities. In addition, we had municipal staff and community representatives such as the Dawson Creek Senior Citizens Association, Dawson Creek Chamber of Commerce, Northeast Environmental Action Team, and Dawson Creek Beautification Committee.”

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