The Irrigation Industry Association of British Columbia held its 2010 Annual Convention in Victoria in November 2010. Jay Bradley, Chair of the Vancouver Island Coordinating Team, was invited to inform the irrigation audience by addressing this question: What is CAVI and what are its goals?
"Suffice it to say, the presentation was peppered to highlight the various principles we are advocating, from 'green value' to 'design with nature', from the 'Regional Team Approach' to the '50-year vision' for Vancouver Island," reports Jay Bradley.
"A big part of what Convening for Action does is to create forums for dialogue, and to build collaborative partnerships towards a 50 year vision for Vancouver Island. Our message to the IIABC was very high level but highly effective - what do we want Vancouver Island to look like in 50 years?"
CAVI is the acronym for Convening for Action on Vancouver Island - Leadership in Water Sustainability. CAVI is an inclusive partnership, reaching out to audiences that share a vision of achieving water sustainability on Vancouver Island. CAVI is committed to achieving settlement change in balance with ecology, beginning with water-centric planning.
To Learn More:
To read the complete story posted on the Water Bucket website, click on Water for Life & Livelihoods: The CAVI Model, as explained by Jay Bradley
To download a PDF copy of Jay Bradley's presentation, click on Water for Life & Livelihoods: The CAVI Model