Parksville 2019 on YouTube > Make Better Land Use Decisions – “In the RDN part of the symposium program, delegates contributed to the visioning of the next decade of Drinking Water and Watershed Protection in the Nanaimo region,” stated Julie Pisani, DWWP Coordinator (April 2019)

Note to Reader:

The Parksville 2019 Symposium has been captured in its entirety in a comprehensive set of  videos that have been uploaded to the Partnership for Water Sustainability’s YouTube Channel for ease of access by those who are curious and/or interested to learn about what transpired on April 2-3-4 in Parksville, British Columbia.

Module A on Day Two was titled “Getting It Right”: Make Better Land Use Decisions.

Julie Pisani, Regional District of Nanaimo, conducted an interactive session in order to obtain delegate input to the Action Plan Update for the RDN’s Drinking Water and Watershed Protection program.

When Julie Pisani set the context for the engagement session, she said it is the successful cultivation of awareness and data that will inform policy and planning in order to make better land and water decisions and tackle regional water issues in the next decade.

JULIE PISANI’S TOPIC: Creating an Actionable Vision for the next 10 years of Drinking Water  and Watershed Protection.

What Do You Wonder?

The story of Parksville 2019 is told in a magazine-style narrative titled “RE-CAP AND REFLECTIONS”.

The “re-cap and reflections” document was written for two audiences – first and foremost, for those who attended Parksville 2019 and wish to have an accessible and quotable reference document at their fingertips, so that they can share the story with others; and secondarily, for those who have heard about Parksville 2019 and are curious to learn more about the ‘story behind the story’, so that they may understand why this event represents a watershed moment for so many who were there.

About Parksville 2019

Close to 200 delegates attended this 3-day event. Parksville 2019 comprised a field day followed by a 2-day symposium. The program objectives for Parksville 2019 helped to inform and establish expectations. It was a matter of providing context and then being clear and succinct about the desired takeaways.

To provide relevance for streamkeepers, the theme for Day One was Sustainable Stream Restoration. To capture the attention of those in local government, the theme for Day Two was Restorative Land Development.

To Learn More:

Download a PDF copy of the Re-Cap and Reflections document at:

Download a PDF copy of the context presentation by Julie Pisani: Creating an Actionable Vision.