2008 Comox Valley Learning Lunch Seminar Series: List of Water Bucket Stories

Nature Knows No Boundaries: Making Green Choices to Create Liveable Communities & Protect Stream Health

The Learning Lunch Seminar Series promotes a consistent provincial approach to rainwater management and green infrastructure. The Cowichan Valley Regional District and City of Courtenay were the host local governments for the Vancouver Island pilot program. In total, the participating Vancouver Island local governments that represented some 250,000 people.

  • The Cowichan Valley series comprised a set of three sessions held during the June – July 2008 period. For links to each seminar in the series, click here.
  • The Comox Valley series comprised a set of three sessions held during the September – November 2008 period.

The Learning Lunch Seminar Series is the first step in building a regional team approach so that there will be a common understanding and consistent messaging regarding on-the-ground expectations for rainwater management and green infrastructure. The Seminar Series is part of the implementation program for  Beyond the Guidebook: The New Business As Usual, and is precedent-setting in its scope.

Doing Business Differently

At the final seminar in the Comox Valley series, the theme was Nature Knows No Boundaries. Ron Neufeld (General Manager of Operations, City of Campbell River) explained why Living Water Smart is of strategic importance to local governments that wish to do business differently in the 21st century.

“The more we can align local actions with provincial targets, the greater our chances of success,” said Ron Neufeld. He also talked about accountability.”We must hold the provincial government accountable too,” he continued. “They have given us the long-term vision; and we are looking to them to be accountable for the support that we now need.”

List of Water Bucket Stories

Twenty-nine stories about the Comox Valley Learning Lunch Seminar Series are posted on several of the communities-of-interest that comprise this Water Bucket Website. These stories provide insight into the philosophy and educational objectives behind the seminar series; at the time of posting, they also established expectations for series participants. Each story is complete with links to other related resources, in particular the Cowichan Valley Learning Lunch Seminar Series:

To download a summary document that consolidates under one cover a selection of seven definitive Water Bucket web stories describing the key learning outcomes for each seminar, click on  Summary Report on 2008 Comox Valley Learning Lunch Seminar Series.

 

Cowichan Valley Series

For complete information on the Cowichan Valley Series, please click on Summary document consolidates web stories describing the content of each seminar.

 

Posted December 2008