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    Center for Watershed Protection

    Founded in 1992, the Center for Watershed Protection is a non-profit corporation that provides local governments, activists, and watershed organizations around the country with the technical tools for protecting some of the nation's most precious natural resources: our streams, lakes and rivers. The Center has developed and disseminated a multi-disciplinary strategy to watershed protection.

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    Low Impact Development Center

    The Low Impact Development Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of Low Impact Development technology. Low Impact Development is a new, comprehensive land planning and engineering design approach with a goal of maintaining and enhancing the pre-development hydrologic regime of urban and developing watersheds.

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    The Center for Neighborhood Technology

    THe Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) promotes the development of more livable and sustainable communities. The CNT strives to recognizew, preserve, and enhance the value of hiden assets and undervalued resources inherent in the urban environment to make households, neighborhoods, and regions more efficient, more economically viable, and more equitable.

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    Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia

    The Real Estate Foundation is a philanthropic organization created in 1985 by an amendment to the Real Estate Act. The Foundation's mission is to support sustainable real estate and land use practices for the benefit of British Columbians.

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    British Columbia Water & Waste Association

    Formed in 1973, BCWWA is a non-profit association dedicated to the safeguarding of public health and the environment through the sharing of skills, knowledge and experience in the water and wastewater industries.

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    Celebrating Green Infrastructure: Summary Report on 2006 Showcasing Innovation Series

    The goal of the Celebrating Green Infrastructure Program is to build regional capacity through sharing of green infrastructure approaches, experiences and lessons learned as an outcome of ‘designing with nature'. The program was launched in May 2006 in the Greater Vancouver region as a provincial pilot. The intention is that local governments on Vancouver Island and in the Okanagan regions will undertake similar initiatives.

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    Water – Choosing Sustainability for Life and Livelihoods

    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. Conversations with elected officials are yielding insights that are shaping implementation of Convening for Action pilot programs in three regions of British Columbia, namely: the Okanagan, Vancouver Island and Greater Vancouver.

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    ‘Green Value’ strategy for Vancouver Island launched at the ‘Creating Our Future Workshop’

    The Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia is pursuing a strategy to persuade local governments on Vancouver Island to adopt “green value” approaches to planning for and accommodating settlement growth. The Foundation uses the term “green value” as a generic reference to use and conservation of land and real estate that achieves social and economic goals while minimizing harmful effects on ecological assets.

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