Kevin Lorette – CVRD (120p)
When the Comox Valley Regional District was established in February 2008, the provincial government required that it develop a comprehensive regional water supply strategy.
Pam Goldsmith-Jones (120p)
This 21 million litres per day capacity water treatment plant is equipped with state-of-the-art membrane filtration technology, which provides protection for residents from waterborne diseases. The District is honoured to be recognized and proud of the partnership and innovation that drove this project.
The Ymir water treatment facility was designed with a triple bottom-line approach, taking into account financial, environmental and social objectives.
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.
Metro Van – Lynn Kriwoken
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.
The 2008 program comprised the Vancouver Island Learning Lunch Seminar Series, Showcasing Green Infrastructure Innovation in the Capital Region Series, and Cowichan Valley Water Balance Model Forum.
British Columbia’s Call to Action: Living Water Smart & Green Communities Initiative – an integrated package
Kim Stephens – 2009 (120p)
Living Water Smart presents the vision, and the Green Communities Initiative provides enabling tools to achieve the vision for green development that creates liveable communities and protects stream health. Together they represent a call to action.
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.
Liz Hendricks (120p)
Because of the infrastructure deficit, communities cannpt afford huge capital costs to continually expand water treatment facilities and handling systems.