The Mission is to Create A Legacy
The Summer 2009 issue of Watermark Magazine, published by the British Columbia Water & Waste Association, included an article about the Penticton Forum. Held in conjunction with the Annual BCWWA Conference, the Forum showcased three regions where communities are ‘convening for action’ and embracing a ‘regional team approach’ to make a difference.
The Penticton Forum also showcased web-based provincial tools that have been developed to help communities achieve water sustainability through truly green development.
“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,” states Gl\en Brown. He is an Executive Director with the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development; and a Past-Chair of the BCWWA Water Sustainability Committee. “Each regional initiative is developing a vision and road map for achieving settlement in balance with ecology.”
“The forum program comprised four modules built around the creating our future and doing business differently themes," adds Anna Sears, Executive Director of the Okanagan Basin Water Board. "The Forum was an exciting day because regional leaders elaborated on new approaches and tools for 'living water smart', and changing the way land is developed and water is used."
TO LEARN MORE: To download a copy of the Watermark article, please click on this link to The 2009 Penticton Forum: Showcasing partnerships, collaboration, innovation and integration. Leading up to the Forum, a series of downloadable documents were published on Water Bucket. These stories progressively describe the elements of the Forum program in order to establish participant expectations. The downloadable documents are complemented by online versions that are complete with embedded links to other resources on the Water Bucket Website.
To access these resources on the Water Bucket website, click on The Story of the Penticton Forum: Smart Planning & Living Water Smart - Approaches & Tools for Doing Business Differently in BC.