Vancouver Island Providing Leadership in Water Sustainability
A highlight of the 2007 Annual Conference of the Association of Vancouver Island Coastal Communities was a pre-conference session titled Creating Our Future: Convening for Action on Vancouver Island (CAVI). The pre-conference session was organized in three parts and was delivered by a presentation team comprising Tim Pringle (Executive Director, Real Estate Foundation of BC), Kim Stephens (Program Coordinator, Water Sustainability Action Plan for BC), and Patrick Lucey (Nature's Revenue Streams).
Kim Stephens informed elected officials that the CAVI message is one of hope, not doom and gloom: “For a generation, we have talked about cumulative impacts. But the flip side of a problem is an opportunity. Cumulative benefits are achievable through changes in policies, programs, practices and standards that determine how land is developed. There are a lot of good things happening throughout British Columbia. In many cases, people are simply not aware of the innovation that is taking place. It is essential that we celebrate successes so that we create momentum that is self-fulfilling in creating the future that we want.” To download a copy of Kim's presentation, please click on this link to Leadership in Water Sustainability.
Convening for Action on Vancouver Island Partnership
The CAVI Partnership includes the British Columbia Water & Waste Association, the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia, the provincial Ministries of Environment and Community Services, and the Green Infrastructure Partnership. For the complete story on the three presentations at the 2007 Annual Conference of the Association of Vancouver Island Coastal Communities, which was held at Qualicum Beach, please click here.
Posted May 2007