WATCH THE YOUTUBE VIDEO: “Keep working to make your world better. You are engaged with pride, and with joy, in the hard work of hope. And what you are doing offers hope to all,” stated Bob Sandford in his closing synthesis at the Nanaimo Water Stewardship Symposium (April 2018)

Note to Reader:

In his closing synthesis at the Nanaimo Symposium, Bob Sandford connected the dots between his call to action at the public lecture the previous evening, and what he heard throughout the day of the symposium. His emphasis was on identifying action items that are tangible and possible, and would lead to restorative development in the mid-Vancouver Island region and beyond.

The essence of his message? Once we change our attitude, we will find the path to success.

The Journey to a Water-Resilient Future:
Action Items for the Nanaimo Region

“What we are essentially talking about is reconciliation: going back to the headwaters of where we got our relationships with water and with one another wrong so that we can start back down the river of time – this time together – with a full understanding of the importance of embracing a water-first approach to planning human interventions in the environment,” urges Bob Sandford.

To Learn More:

The Symposium has been captured in its entirety in a set of five videos that have been uploaded to YouTube for ease of access by those who are curious and/or interested to learn about what transpired on April 11-12 in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Click on: 

NANAIMO WATER STEWARDSHIP SYMPOSIUM – ON YOUTUBE (April 11-12, 2018): “The vision for restorative development is an idea whose time has come – and a set of videos uploaded to YouTube provide a permanent record of this watershed moment,” stated John Finnie, Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia

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And download a copy of the PROGRAM BROCHURE; as well as a copy of Water Stewardship in a Changing Climate: Convening for Action at the 2018 Nanaimo Water Symposium