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Posted: October 29, 2018

Parksville 2019: 2nd Annual Vancouver Island Symposium on Water Stewardship in a Changing Climate

Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC

Parksville 2019: 2nd Annual Vancouver Island Symposium on Water Stewardship in a Changing Climate


2019 Theme: Make Better Land Use Decisions & Move Towards Restorative Land Development


Join us in Parksville for a field day on April 2, followed by a 2-day symposium on April 3-4.



On April 2, there are two options for the field day. Each is limited to 40 registrants maximum.
  • Option 1 is a FREE tour of the newly completed Englishman River Water Service treatment plant serving the Oceanside region.
  • Option 2 is a workshop on Sustainable Stream Stabilization. Led by Dave Derrick, renowned stream restoration innovator, the workshop comprises a classroom lecture in the morning and an onsite lecture at Shelly Creek in the afternoon.
Held in Nanaimo in April 2018, Water Symposium #1 was a ‘call to action’. The theme? Build on the good outcomes that flow from local government and stewardship sector collaboration!
  • Symposium #1 introduced a vision for ‘restorative land development’ that would re-establish creekshed function. And it energized the audience with this challenge: How will communities ‘get it right’ through collaboration as land develops and redevelops?
Water Symposium #2 will celebrate local government initiatives on Vancouver Island that are ‘getting it right’. These success stories are characterized by 3 attributes: commitment, collaboration and the ‘hard work of hope’.
  • On April 3, the theme is Sustainable Stream Restoration; and the headliner is Dr. Chris May, Surface & Stormwater Division Director, Kitsap County.
  • On April 4, the theme is Restorative Land Development; and the headliner is Storm Cunningham, author of the Restoration Economy and founder of REVITALIZATION.org.
A decade of effort, by partnerships of local governments and community stewards, is demonstrating success on the ground where it matters. They are on a pathway to reconnect hydrology and ecology. Follow the leaders!
Contact
Kim Stephens, Executive Director
604-817-4657
kstephens@watersustainabilitybc.ca
waterbucket.ca

Date: April 2 - 4, 2019
Event Type: Seminar
Location: Parksville, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
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