Water Balance Model recognized with Premier's Award for Innovation and Excellence



2-minute video tells the “Story of the Water Balance Model”

The Lower Mainland’s exceptional B.C. public service employees were the focus of a ceremony in February 2009 hosted by former Premier Gordon Campbell, where the recipients of regional Premier’s Innovation and Excellence Awards acknowledging their creativity and dedication were announced. The Water Balance Model for British Columbia was one of the award winners.

Award finalists told their stories in a series of professionally made videos. Each 2-minute video was built around a visual metaphor. The Water Balance Model video features:

  • Ted van der Gulik, Chair of the Inter-Governmental Partnership that developed the web-based tool; and 
  • Kim Stephens, Program Coordinator for the Water Sustainability Action Plan, who created the vision for the Water Balance Model in 2000.

“The Water Balance Model is a means to an end,” stated Ted van der Gulik, in explaining what the visual metaphor meant to him and Kim Stephens. “The challenge that we have been posing since 2002 is this: What do we want this province to look like in 50 years and beyond?

“The Water Balance Model is a tool that will help us create our future,” added Kim Stephens. “To get to the big picture, it starts with the smallest pieces. The Water Balance Model links the site to the stream to the watershed.”

To view the video, click on this link to the story of the Water Balance Model.  



To read the complete story posted on the Water Bucket website, click on Premier Gordon Campbell recognizes the Water Balance Model for its innovation and excellence.




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