Green Infrastructure Partnership helps launch “Convening for Action on Vancouver Island”

WIC workshop - crowd, sept 2006

Water in the City Conference

“CAVI is the acronym for Convening for Action on Vancouver Island. CAVI evolved from the two Meeting of the Minds workshops which were held in September 2005 and May 2006, both times in Parksville,” stated Eric Bonham, a founding member of CAVI-Convening for Action on Vancouver Island.

“Under the umbrella of the over-arching Convening for Action in British Columbia program, the CAVI Leadership Team organized a consultation workshop as an adjunct to the Water in the City Conference, held in Victoria in September 2006. Participation was by invitation.”

“The workshop was titled Towards Water Sustainability on Vancouver Island, and was organized in collaboration with the BCWWA Water Sustainability Committee, the Green Infrastructure Partnership of British Columbia, and the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia.”

“This event provided a timely opportunity to test and validate an approach that can bridge the gap between talk (interest) and action (practice)in advancing a water-centric approach to community development,” concluded Eric Bonham.

CAVI - 2006 wic consultation workshop (360p)

Roundtable Sharing

Cori Barraclough (Nature’s Revenue Streams) facilitated the roundtable sharing session. She was assisted by Susan Rutherford (West Coast Environmental Law Foundation) and Meggin Messenger (Ministry of Community Services), both of whom are on the Steering Committee for the Green Infrastructure Partnership. The roundtable generated a long-list of ideas for followup action.

WIC workshop - cori & meggin, sept 2006

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