Okanagan Rain to Resource Workshop: Ted van der Gulik presents the storyline for "Beyond the Guidebook 2010"

Creating Our Future: Focus on Outcomes

Ted van der gulik (120p) - 2005 photoReleased in June, Beyond the Guidebook 2010: Implementing a New Culture for Urban Watershed Protection and Restoration in British Columbia demonstrates that the practitioner culture is changing as an outcome of collaboration, partnerships and alignment; and provides local governments with ‘how to’ guidance for developing outcome-oriented urban watershed plans,” states Ted van der Gulik, Chair of the Inter-Governmental Partnership that developed and is responsible for the Water Balance Model.

The web-based Water Balance Model is an example of a planning and engineering tool that can help communities reduce their ‘water footprint’. Winner of a Premier’s Award for Innovation and Excellence in 2009, the Water Balance Model is a unique tool. It was developed in BC through an inter-governmental partnership, supports Living Water Smart and the Green Communities Initiative, and has gone national through an inter-provincial partnership with Alberta.

Convening for Action in the Okanagan

Held in Kelowna in October 2010, the ‘From Rain to Resource: Managing Stormwater in a Changing Climate Workshop’ attracted almost 120 delegates from around British Columbia. Approximately half the audience came from the Okanagan/Interior. The other half came from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.

Ted van der Gulik represented the “convening for action” partners in speaking to ‘Beyond the Guidebook 2010’. To download a copy of his PowerPoint presentation slides, click on Beyond the Guidebook 20101: Implementing a New Culture for Watershed Protection and Restoration in British Columbia.

Links to YouTube Video Clips

A set of video clips are posted on YouTube. These are typically about a minute or so in length, correspond to the slides in the Beyond the Guidebook 2010 storyline, and capture what Ted van der Gulik had to say. To learn more:

  1. Click on In the 21st Century, Much Will Depend on Getting the Choices Right(1:08)
  2. Click on Land Development and Water: The Practitioner Ethic is Changing(1:10)
  3. Click on Beyond the Guidebook 2010 Connects the Dots and Builds on Guidebook Foundation(1:22)
  4. Click on Convening for Action in BC is Cross-Fertilizing Seven Regional Initiatives(1:26)
  5. Click on Experience Shows that Success will Follow When Local Governments….(1:33)
  6. Click on Topsoil and Water Sustainability: Interface between Drought Management and RAINwater Management (1:12)
  7. Click on Web-Based Provincial Tools Enable Water-Centric Planning and Living Water Smart(1:27)
  8. Click on RAINwater Management is Integrated and Holistic; Stormwater Management is Narrow(0:48)
  9. Click on The Approach to Building Leadership Capacity is Bottom-Up (0:34)