Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia posts PowerPoint presentations for "2014 Managing Water Workshop"
A Powerhouse Team
“The workshop program comprised four modules that were cascading – from high-level visioning to ground-level applications in irrigation design and implementation. Adaptation to a changing climate was a unifying theme. Both the urban and agricultural perspectives were represented,” states Ted van der Gulik, Partnership President and a member of the Module C presentation team.
“Water is a form maker. It defines communities. Furthermore, the consequences of water-centric decisions ripple through time. Hence, the workshop was an opportunity to share and learn about ‘VI 2065: The Vision for Vancouver Island in 50 Years’. In addition, it was an opportunity to learn about tools that can bring the vision to fruition over time.”
“We brought together folks from two worlds: local government and irrigation practitioners,” continues Kim Stephens, Partnership Executive Director. “We had a powerhouse team and the program was high-energy. Presentations were dynamic. It made a difference that team members are leaders by example; and everyone is passionate about what they do. The collective enthusiasm of the presentation team energized those who attended the workshop in Victoria. It was a memorable day.”
“Upon reflection, the program really was a unique blend of presentations and perspectives,” adds Peter, Partnership Membership Chair. “Our collaboration with the Irrigation Industry Association paid dividends and opened eyes. Participants from local government were exposed to a practical side of water use in the urban environment. It gave them an appreciation of the impact on municipal, potentially either good or bad, depending on whether outdoor irrigation systems are well-constructed or poorly constructed.”
To Download the Complete Set of PowerPoint Presentations:
Click on the links below to download PDF copies of the presentation slides for Modules A through D.
Module A: VI 2065: The Vision for Vancouver Island in 50 Years (3.2 MB pdf)
Module B: Water and the Urban Environment – Adapting to a Changing Climate (13.0 MB pdf)
Module C: Agriculture and Water – How Will Climate Change Impact the Future? (10.4 MB pdf)
Module D: Landscape Irrigation – How Efficiency Can Be Improved (5.0 MB pdf)