The City of Courtenay ia in the process of developing and implementing an Erosion and Sediment Control Bylaw through an inclusive and collaborative approach that educates and informs stakeholders. The bylaw is a tool that will assist with getting the “right thing” done to protect the environment from the effects of erosion and sediment.
In December 2006, three provincial Ministries and DFO formed a Vancouver Island Coordinating Team to facilitate a consistent, science-based approach to rainwater management on the Island.
VICT – Michael McCarthy, First Nations (120pixels)
VICT has provincial, federal, local government and now First Nations representation. Changing practices towards water sustainability happens from the ground up, and there are many opportunities to work with First Nations to realise this goal.
Seek to Understand, City of Nanaimo (Feb 2007)
In February 2007, the City of Nanaimo hosted a session in order to learn more about what other local governments are doing to implement 'sustainable drainage'.
First VICT presentation to local governments was titled "Rainwater Management is at the heart of Green Infrastructure"
Design with Nature on Vancouver Island (360p)
Three provincial Ministries and DFO aligned their efforts to facilitate a consistent, science-based approach to rainwater management on Vancouver Island.