YOUTUBE VIDEO: “Regional coordination is a key to success in developing a regional water resource dataset to inform local planning and provincial decisions,” stated Julie Pisani, Regional District of Nanaimo
Note to Reader:
The panel and town-hall segment was the program heart for the Nanaimo Water Symposium. Panel reflections on project experience set the scene for town-hall interaction. The over-arching theme was: collaboration is necessary for restorative development; and a ‘design with nature’ land and water ethic is key to ‘getting it right’ over time.
Julie Pisani explained how the RDN coordinates a surface water quality sampling program in partnership with 13 stewardship groups, Ministry of Environment and Island Timberlands to expand ability to track watershed trends, inform planning and programs, and raise watershed awareness.
Community Watershed Monitoring Network in the Regional District of Nanaimo