A NEW SEASON OF WATERBUCKET eNEWS BEGINS: “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see,” stated Sir Winston Churchill


Note to Reader:

Waterbucket eNews celebrates the leadership of individuals and organizations who are guided by the Living Water Smart vision. Storylines accommodate a range of reader attention spans. Read the headline and move on, or take the time to delve deeper – it is your choice!  Downloadable versions are available at Living Water Smart in British Columbia: The Series.

ONE-MINUTE TAKEAWAY for the extremely busy reader

“Welcome back from the summer hiatus!” stated Kim Stephens, Partnership Executive Director and  Waterbucket eNews Editor.

“The start of another season of Waterbucket eNews is just around the corner. Next Tuesday, on September 20th, the Partnership for Water Sustainability resumes publication of our weekly e-newsletter. Last season, we published 35 feature stories over a 9-month period between September 2021 and June 2022.”

“Everyone learns from stories and storytelling. We typically feature ‘convening for action’ champions who build on knowledge, experience and wisdom to advance Green Infrastructure solutions that achieve Water Sustainability outcomes. We shine our spotlight on the ‘story behind the story’ because we observe that is what engages and inspires readers.”

“Through the stories that we share, we underline that context and history do matter. The voices of experience tell us that progress is measured in terms of decades, not years. Having this perspective helps manage expectations. It also reminds us to look back to see ahead. With local government elections exactly one month away, on October 15th, the sneak preview below foreshadows the storyline for the September 20th edition of Waterbucket eNews.”

Look back and take stock: How well are we doing? Now what?

ON SEPTEMBER 20, THE HEADLINE WILL BE:  Local government election day looms large on October 15

ON SEPTEMBER 27, THE HEADLINE WILL BE: Reconciling the disconnect between short-term and long-term thinking

About the Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC

Technical knowledge alone is not enough to resolve water challenges facing BC. Making things happen in the real world requires an appreciation and understanding of human behaviour, combined with a knowledge of how decisions are made. It takes a career to figure this out.

The Partnership has a primary goal, to build bridges of understanding and pass the baton from the past to the present and future. To achieve the goal, the Partnership is growing a network in the local government setting. This network embraces collaborative leadership and inter-generational collaboration.