Hans Peter Meyer comments on 'rainwater management' at the 2008 Comox Valley Learning Lunch Seminar Series
VICT Co-Chair Chris Jensen explains why "today's expectations are tomorrow's standards" for rainwater management in British Columbia
Chris Jensen (90p)
The Ministry of Community and Rural Development has an increasing role in ensuring that local governments are advancing and changing the ways they plan and design their communities for the better.
Peter Law chaired steering committee that developed "Stormwater Planning: A Guidebook for British Columbia"
Released in 2002, the Guidebook set in motion a chain of outcomes that has resulted in British Columbia being recognized internationally as a leader in implementing a natural systems approach to rainwater management in the urban context.
Glen Westendorp (120p) – Town of Comox
Membership will help raise public awareness that the Town's approach to rainwater/stormwater management is in alignment with the philosophy that is being implemented in other Vancouver Island communities to prevent development impacts.
Beyond building partnerships and strengthening local sustainability initiatives, the VICT goal is to build capacity for change on Vancouver Island. VICT is the 'local government' part of the CAVI partnership umbrella, and is building relationships across disciplines and jurisdictions.
VICT members hosted "Showcasing Green Infrastructure Innovation on Vancouver Island: The 2007 Series"
2007 Vancouver Island Showcasing Innovation Series
The 2007 series was the catalyst for Island-wide networking and relationship-building that generated enthusiasm for a regional team approach to living water smart and building greener communities.
Rob Lawrance (120p) – City of Nanaimo Environmental Planner
The first City of Nanaimo public building to meet a LEED Silver standard is the Oliver Road Community Centre, completed in 2007. The lessons learned from this precedent-setting project are transferrable to other communities that are considering LEED policies.
“The challenge for the City is in how to ensure that developers and house builders fulfil their obligations to provide and preserve the minimum required depth,” states Sandy Pridmore.
Kate Miller champions 'regional team approach' to rainwater management and green infrastructure in the Cowichan Valley
Kate Miller (160p)
The pilot Cowichan Valley Learning Lunch Seminar Series provided a forum for bringing together an inter-governmental group to develop a policy framework for consistent region-wide rainwater management.
Dean Mousseau tells the story of Inland Kenworth truck and heavy equipment site: where 'design with nature' meets 'green value'
Dean Mousseau – City of Nanaimo (160p)
The Inland Kenworth story, as told by Dean Mousseau and his colleague Gary Noble, has resonated so much so that it has been incorporated into the curriculum for Convening for Action on Vancouver Island.