Living Water Smart and Green Communities Initiative are a "Call to Action"
In December 2009, the Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia released a Backgrounder that discusses how the Province has enabled local government by providing law and policy tools to help communities achieve water sustainability and manage settlement change in balance with ecology.
“The program goals for Living Water Smart, BC’s Water Plan and the companion Green Communities Initiative constitute a ‘call to action’ on the part of British Columbians to manage settlement change in balance with ecology,” states Tim Pringle, formerly the Director of Special Programs for the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia.
“Living Water Smart and the Green Communities Initiative must be viewed as an integrated package. Living Water Smart presents the vision, and the Green Communities Initiative provides enabling tools to achieve the vision. The solutions and commitments go beyond what government does. Living Water Smart supports planning that is as much about land as water."
TO LEARN MORE: To download a copy of the Backgrounder, click on Backgrounder: Shared Responsibility Underpins a Regional Team Approach to Creating Our Future in British Columbia
To access an article posted on the Water Bucket website by Tim Pringle that provides background on the settlement in balance with ecology theme, click on Water for Life and Livelihoods: How does a community balance settlement change and ecology?