VIDEO: "Thinking Like a Watershed: Eco-Assets Explained" – perspectives by Bob Sandford, Emanuel Machado, Kim Stephens and Michelle Molnar together capture the essence of the Comox Valley Eco-Asset Symposium

Note to Reader:

The Comox Valley Eco-Asset Symposium was one of two ‘watershed moments’ organized by the stewardship sector during the week of March 13th 2017. The other was in the Metro Vancouver region. After the Symposium, the organizers released the video below.

Eco-Assets Explained

The perspectives of four speakers who played prominent roles at the Comox Valley Eco-Asset Symposium are featured in the video:

  • Bob Sandford – keynote speaker for the public event during the evening on the day before the symposium; Chair for Water and Climate Security, United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health
  • Kim Stephens – keynote speaker on the day of the symposium; Executive Director, Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC
  • Emanuel Machado – Chief Administrator, Town of Gibsons
  • Michelle Molnar – Ecological Economist and Policy Analyst at David Suzuki Foundation

This video is part of the legacy of the event.

Three Questions for Bob Sandford

  1. What kinds of broad climatic changes should we expect to influence the Ecological Assets of the Comox Valley in the coming decades?
  2. What do you recommend communities such as ours do to build resiliency to those changes?
  3. How can protecting and restoring ecosystems help?

Three Questions for Kim Stephens,
Emanuel Machado and Michelle Molnar

  1. What do you think are the main benefits that an ecological asset approach can offer to local governments and the general public?
  2. What do you think are the main challenges in implementing an ecological asset management system?
  3. What do you think is the key ingredient to a successful program of ecological asset management?

To Learn More:


Bob-Sandford_Mar-2017_Comox Valley video

Kim Stephens_Mar-2017_Comox Valley video

Manny Machado_Mar-2017

Michele Molnar_Mar-2017_Comox Valley video