WATER STEWARDSHIP & RESTORATIVE DEVELOPMENT IN A CHANGING CLIMATE: Unifying theme for Vancouver Island Symposia Series is the power of local government collaboration with the stewardship sector

Restorative Development: Reconnecting Hydrology & Ecology

In 2018, the Partnership for Water Sustainability in collaboration with the Nanaimo & Area Land Trust (NALT) and Regional District of Nanaimo launched the Vancouver Island Symposia Series on Water Stewardship in a Changing Climate. The unifying theme for the Symposia Series is the power of local government collaboration with the stewardship sector.

The Symposia Series is a building blocks process: Nanaimo in 2018; Parksville in 2019; and next, the Comox Valley in 2020. Each event builds on the last and points the way to the next. The symposium format provides a neutral forum for local elected representatives, local government staff, and stewardship groups to ‘convene for action’.

The Comox Valley Conservation Partnership joins NALT and the Partnership for Water Sustainability as co-hosts for Comox Valley 2020.

Collaboration & Restoration

Collaboration, across sectors and among rightsholders and stakeholders, is essential in order for communities to: mobilize and respond effectively to the present climate emergency; reconnect hydrology and ecology; and demonstrate that restorative land development is attainable.

To Learn More:

For a comprehensive set of legacy resources, including videos, that provide a complete record of the Parksville 2019 Symposium, visit the symposium homepage at
https://waterbucket.ca/viw/category/convening-for-action-in-2018/nanaimo-water-stewardship-symposium/.

For a comprehensive set of legacy resources, including videos, that provide a complete record of the Nanaimo 2018 Symposium, visit the symposium homepage at  https://waterbucket.ca/viw/category/convening-for-action-in-2018/nanaimo-water-stewardship-symposium/.