Held in December 2006, the workshop was attended by municipalities from throughout the Peace River region.
British Columbia’s Green Infrastructure Partnership
The Greater Vancouver Regional District launched the Sustainable Region Initiative (SRI) in 2001 to identify principles that should guide regional development.
The Celebrating Green Infrastructure Program was launched in May 2006 in the Greater Vancouver region as a provincial pilot.
“The Consultation Workshop held in conjunction with the Water in the City Conference 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,” stated Eric Bonham.
The issue of how to accommodate a doubling of the population in the high growth regions of British Columbia is the driver for implementing changes in the way we develop land and use water.
Green Infrastructure Partnership announces development of “Topsoil Law and Policy and Technical Primer Set”
Ray Fung (120p)
The Topsoil Primer set will help local governments ensure that a healthy layer of topsoil is a priority during development and re-development. If we can show how to get the topsoil part right, then other parts of the water sustainability equation are more likely to follow.
Have a look at some of the Water Balance Model slideshow presentations that have been made to industry and government groups starting in 2001.
The Green Infrastructure Community-of-Interest is a communication platform for informing British Columbians about a 'design with nature' approach to community development.
The mission of the Green Infrastructure Partnership is to provide leadership and encourage others to implement 'design with nature' design practices and regulation province-wide. Implementation by local governments will be voluntary, but once the decision is made to embrace green infrastructure, implementation will need clearly defined standards.