Water-Centric Planning in the Town of Oliver
During the first week of November 2005 representatives of the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia and the Water Sustainability Committee of the BCWWA spent three days meeting informally with a diverse group of Okanagan residents. The objective in conversing was to gain an on-the-ground understanding of how communities in the Okanagan view settlement, economic growth and water issues.
The first round of conversations created the momentum for additional conversations with an expanding group about a ‘water-centric' approach to planning. During the period November 2005 through February 2006, these additional conversations led to a decision by the Town of Oliver and the Oliver & District Community Economic Development Society (ODCEDS) to co-host a water-centric working session on March 30, 2006.
The Oliver Water-Centric Working Session was community-based and was informed by outside expertise and provincial program people. For complete information, click on: Water-Centric Planning in Oliver: Dealing with Uncertainty and Managing Risk.