Framework for Building Partnerships
Released in February 2004, the Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia was developed through a partnership between the Province and the Water Sustainability Committee (WSC) of the BC Water & Waste Association. The WSC was then responsible for program delivery from 2004 through 2010.
At the end of 2010, the WSC membership metamorphosed into a stand-alone legal entity, namely: the Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia, The Partnership is an autonomous non-profit society; is responsible for building on the Action Plan foundation; and is the hub for the 'Convening for Action in British Columbia' network.
"The Action Plan was conceived as a partnership umbrella for on-the-ground initiatives that promote water stewardship across the province, and that also inform Provincial policy through shared responsibility", states Kim Stephens, Executive Director of the Partnership and principal author of the Action Plan guidance document. "The BC Water & Waste Association gave the Partnership strong roots, and can be proud of its contribution."
"The Water Sustainability Action Plan comprises inter-connected program elements that give local governments and practitioners the tools and experience to better manage land and water resources. Through outreach and education, the guiding vision is to influence land and water practitioners to learn about and use practices that better balance the necessary relationships of settlement activity and ecological assets in local and regional landscapes."
To Learn More:
To download a copy of the Water Sustainabiltiy Action Plan for British Columbia: Framework for Building Partnerships, click here. To read stories posted previously on Water Bucket, click on the links below:
- Water Sustainability Action Plan evolves into a comprehensive program for 'Convening for Action'
- "Design with Nature" philosophy guides Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia