LOCAL GOVERNMENT POLICY IMPACTS RIPPLE THROUGH TIME: “Read, ponder, and absorb. After that, learn some more. It is a process. You will then be primed to make informed policy choices that achieve the goal of Sustainable Service Delivery in your community,” stated Kim Stephens, Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC, in an essay written for new politicians
“My over-arching message to those elected in October 2022 is succinct: Get the water part right in a changing climate, and you will be amazed how other parts of the community resiliency puzzle then fall into place. A supporting message is this: Our land ethic has consequences for water. This means elected representatives need to understand why development practices disconnect the water balance pathways that power stream-ecology. They also need to understand why a water-first approach to green infrastructure can reconnect the two,” stated Kim Stephens.