Georgia Basin Inter-Regional Education Initiative

Partnership for Water Sustainability aligns efforts with Ministry of Environment to help deliver “Living Water Smart”

“The Ministry looks forward to aligning efforts with the Partnership to further advance implementation of the “Beyond the Guidebook” initiative. Inter-regional collaboration is the pathway to a consistent approach to water sustainability and green infrastructure policies and practices up and down the east coast of Vancouver Island,” stated Cairine MacDonald.

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"Collaborative initiatives will help Metro Vancouver municipalities better deliver on regulatory compliance," Kim Stephens tells regional elected representatives

“Metro Vancouver’s plan for managing rainwater resources seeks improvement through innovation, using local research and development and adapting successes from elsewhere. We are asking Metro Vancouver to formalize its support for inter-regional collaboration. Then the IREI truly will be the Georgia Basin Inter-Regional Educational Initiative,” states Kim Stephens.

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Metro Vancouver elected representatives learn about the Vancouver Island Inter-Regional Educational Initiative

“There is no formal mechanism to enable inter-regional collaboration. We also learned that the Partnership is trying to fill this gap by bringing together local governments around the Georgia Basin to advance a consistent approach to rainwater management and green infrastructure practices. Alignment should help everyone,” stated City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto.

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