Showcasing Green Infrastructure Innovation on Vancouver Island: Summary Report on the 2008 Capital Region Series

“The goal of the Showcasing Innovation Series is to promote networking, inform and educate practitioners, and help local governments move ‘from awareness to action’ in doing business differently — The New Business As Usual — through sharing of approaches, tools, experiences and lessons learned that will ultimately inform a pragmatic strategy for climate change adaptation,” explained Eric Bonham.

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Living Water Smart in BC: Case study applications of Water Balance Model showcased at capacity-building forum hosted by Cowichan Valley Regional District (Oct 2008)

Cowichan Valley Forum – provincial pilot for building developer and local government capacity to apply the Water Balance Model. “The provincial and regional water regulations are changing, and by 2012 provincial water laws will substantially change how development occurs. The purpose of the workshop is to review progressive rainwater/stormwater management techniques and how they can be incorporated into the planning and development process,” wrote Jack Peake, Chair of the Cowichan Valley Regional Board.

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Nature Without Borders: Vision for Comox Valley Conservation Strategy contributes to Living Water Smart

The City of Courtenay was the host municipality for the 2008 Comox Valley Learning Lunch Seminar Series. The final seminar in the series featured the Comox Valley Conservation Strategy because of its relevance to a regional team approach. Jack Minard, Executive Director of the Comox Valley Land Trust, connected the dots to the Living Water Smart provincial initiative.

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