Kim Stephens (120p)
Climate change is emerging as a driver for rainwater harvesting in the urban regions of British Columbia, partly because of the need to mitigate risk. Rainwater harvesting can help communities meet targets for living water smart.
Ministry of Community Development – Liam Edwards (160p)
The Penticton Forum on water sustainability will be the venue for the launch of the web-based Water Conservation Calculator. This tool will help communities achieve targets identified in Living Water Smart.
Metro Van – Lois Jackson
The Metro Vancouver regional district is moving forward with an updated Liquid Waste Management Plan that is aligned with “Living Water Smart, BC's Water Plan” because alignment will enhance the consultation process.
The Story of the Penticton Forum: Smart Planning & Living Water Smart – Approaches & Tools for Doing Business Differently in BC
Okanagan Basin Water Board – Anna Sears (160p)
The Province’s Living Water Smart and Green Communities initiatives provide a framework and direction for convening for action in the Okanagan, on Vancouver Island and in Metro Vancouver. Each regional initiative is developing a vision and road map for achieving settlement in balance with ecology.
“We envision that the Surrey Forum will be a transformational event and a catalyst for action. One of our goals is to implement an educational program in Metro Vancouver that would be modelled on the Vancouver Island Learning Lunch Series,” stated Raymond Fung
Metro Vancouver Reference Panel shares water-centric vision with Regional Engineers Advisory Committee
“REAC is a key group in terms of representing the municipal perspective in plan development. It was therefore important that the Reference Panel initiate a dialogue with REAC and build trust. So we met with REAC to explain the Reference Panel process, with emphasis on what we reported to the Waste Management Committee in July 2008,” stated Kim Stephens.
Dale Wall – Gaining Ground announcement (160p)
The Green Communities Initiative encompasses plans and strategies that provide direction as to where the Province of British Columbia wants to go in terms of adapting to climate change and reducing impact on the environment.