Doing Business Differently to Create Liveable Communities and Protect Stream Health
In conjunction with the release of Living Water Smart, British Columbia's Water Plan in 2008, the Vancouver Island Learning Lunch Seminar Series promoteda consistent provincial approach to rainwater management and green infrastructure. Participating local governments in two regions represented some 250,000 people.
- The Cowichan Valley Series comprised a set of three sessions held during the June - July 2008 period. To access links to a comprehensive set of 16 web stories describing all aspects of the Cowichan Valley series, click on Promoting a consistent approach to Rainwater Management & Green Infrastructure to achieve liveable communities in balance with ecology.
- The Comox Valley Series comprised a set of three sessions held during the September - November 2008 period. To access links to a comprehensive set of 28 web stories describing all aspects of the Comox Valley series, click on Nature Knows No Boundaries: Making Green Choices to Create Liveable Communities & Protect Stream Health.
In 2008, the Vancouver Island Learning Lunch Seminar Series was the first step in building a regional team approach so that there will be a common understanding and consistent messaging regarding on-the-ground expectations for rainwater management and green infrastructure in British Columbia.
TO LEARN MORE: The Story of the 2008 Vancouver Island Learning Lunch Seminar Series is told in the words of those who embraced the concept and made it happen. The story describes how this pilot fits into a bigger picture; and how the program elements that comprise Convening for Action on Vancouver Island are linked. Each success builds on the last, and paves the way for the next. To download a report-style PDF copy, click here.
In 2008, the Cowichan Valley Learning Lunch Seminar Series provided the springboard to the inaugural Vancouver Island Water Balance Model Forum, hosted by the Cowichan Valley Regional District and organized by the inter-governmental Cowichan Valley Regional Team chaired by Kate Miller.