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2009

The Okanagan Basin Water Board

The Council provides balanced and considered advice to the Water Board on basin-wide water issues and works on solutions that reflect the best available science, innovative policy, and consensus approaches.

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ALIGNMENT WITH LIVING WATER SMART VISION IN THE COMOX VALLEY: “Living Water Smart is a plan that is as much about land as water….because only with healthy water can we enjoy all the values that we take for granted,” stated Lynn Kriwoken (October 2009)


Living Water Smart presents the vision, and the Green Communities Initiative provides enabling tools to achieve the vision. Together they represent a call to action. Together they provide the provincial context for a regional team approach. “Living Water Smart is about adaptation – that is, collectively what we need to do…to adapt…to prepare for climate change. How we will get there is all about collaboration – that’s my code for silo jumping,” stated Lynn Kriwoken.

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BRITISH COLUMBIA’S CALL TO ACTION: “New thinking about development leads to new benefits that include more green spaces, more water and fish in the streams, improved community vitality, reduced demand for water, and reduced expenditure on infrastructure,” stated Kim Stephens in his presentation on Living Water Smart and Building Greener Communities at a regional event held in Kamloops (September 2009)


“Living Water Smart, BC’s Water Plan and the Green Communities Initiative must be viewed as an integrated package. Living Water Smart presents the vision, and the Green Communities Initiative provides enabling tools to achieve the vision. Together they represent a call to action.A key message in Living Water Smart is that green development makes sense ” stated Kim Stephens.

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3rd Aquawareness Stakeholder meeting enriched by

Participants from science, European institutions, research funding agencies and the private sector called on politicians to force integrated research in the water sector, on researchers for launching joint initiatives and for looking behind the water cycle.

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