Green Communities Initiative provides backdrop for convening for action at 2009 Surrey Water Balance Model Forum



Convening for Action in Metro Vancouver

In March 2009, the CIty of Surrey hosted the Metro Vancouver Water Balance Model Forum in collaboration with the Green Infrastructure Partnership, the Inter-Governmental Partnership and three provincial Ministries, namey: Community Development, Agriculture & Lands, and Environment.

Surrey wbm forum -  crowd collage

The Surrey Forum was undertaken as part of the implementation program for Convening for Action in British Columbia in order to promote alignment of local actions in Metro Vancouver with provincial goals. The Forum program was built around the HOW question as it pertains to green infrastructure:

  • HOW will the City of Surrey get it built right;
  • HOW will a consistent regional approach be achieved in Metro Vancouver?

The Province’s  Green Communities Initiative and Living Water Smart, BC’s Water Plan provided the backdrop for the Surrey Forum. The Province is using the Green Communities Project to advance green infrastructure province-wide. To learn more, click on Living Water Smart and Making Green Choices in the Metro Vancouver Region.

Surrey wbm forum - metro van aerial


Posted July 2009