ANNOUNCEMENT: BC Partnership celebrates 10th anniversary of Water Sustainability Action Plan on December 3
Note to Reader:
Released in February 2004, the Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia provides a partnership umbrella for on-the-ground initiatives in the local government setting. On December 3, at its 2013 Annual General Meeting, the Partnership for Water Sustainability will kick-off the 10th anniversary celebration of Action Plan development and implementation. The AGM is an adjunct to “Get Your Mind into the Gutter: A Workshop on Rainwater Harvesting in BC”.
“Get Your Mind into the Gutter Workshop” is designed to inspire change and encourage action
“Wow, has it been ten years already? Back in 2003, a group of practitioners were thinking of reviving the Water Use Efficiency Committee within the BC Water and Waste Association. But efficiency was really only one piece of the water puzzle. And so, the Water Sustainability Committee (WSC) was born”, recalls Raymond Fung. He is Director, Engineering & Transportation for the District of West Vancouver. He served as the WSC Chair from 2003 – 2008.
“By 2010, the aspirations of the group were exceeding the support that BCWWA was able to provide. So by mutual consent, the Committee transformed itself into an independent, non-profit organization known as the Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC.” Raymond Fung is a member of the Partnership’s Leadership Team.
“Over the last 10 years, the WSC/Partnership has accomplished much. Through a strategic partnership with the Ministry of Environment, in 2003 we developed the Water Sustainability Action Plan for BC, which provided the framework for our work.”
“Yet, much still remains to be accomplished. The Get Your Mind into the Gutter Workshop on December 3, for example, is designed to inspire change and encourage action. So for a quick moment, I want to celebrate with my water resources colleagues: Well done! There are so many of you that have been a part of this journey: Thank you!”
TO READ more of the reflections by Raymond Fung as posted on waterbucket.ca, click on BC Partnership celebrates 10th anniversary of Water Sustainability Action Plan.