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Economy and Ecology at the 2013 Summit
Vancouver Island 2065: “Economy and Ecology – A Necessary Partnership for Water Sustainability”– Register While You Can!
 SUMMIT CONTEXT:The annual State of the Island Economic Summit is organized by the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance. For the 4 th year in a row, the Summit features a session about “CAVI-Convening for Action on Vancouver Island”, an initiative of the Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC. A panel comprising four members of the CAVI Leadership Team will engage the Summit audience in an interactive session about MISSION POSSIBLE.
The CAVI Panel will paint a picture of collaboration and outcome-oriented actions, with a focus on the Comox Valley and its Guide to Water-Wise Land Development in the Comox Valley. Then, they will elaborate on how on-the-ground success is a springboard to an over-arching vision for Vancouver Island. This will set the stage for the Town-Hall Sharing & Learning Segment. The Panel will challenge the audience to visualize next steps for bringing a vision for “settlement, economy and ecology in balance”to fruition. This is “mission possible”.
A reliable and sustainable water resource is a critical component of a healthy and progressive economic development strategy. The Panel will report out on what has been accomplished since the “CAVI Forum within the 2013 Summit” showcased a “Vancouver Island Vision”.
“Success in the Comox Valley has been achieved though collaboration towards common goals and objectives; and thinking beyond political boundaries in terms of watershed planning. Consistent re-confirmation of basic principles and points of agreement, before moving forward, has proven to be invaluable in achieving success. These basic principles are easily transferable from micro to macro level,” reports Derek Richmond, CAVI Chair.
“At the Summit, we will announce the launch of ‘Vancouver Island 2065’. Through collaboration, this project will engage local and regional governments with the private and academic sectors, to address long term sustainability issues on Vancouver Island, including such challenges as economic security, water sustainability, agriculture, food and energy security and, through local planning processes, adaptation to climate change,” foreshadows Eric Bonham, a CAVI founding member.
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October 16, 2013
Ted van der Gulik, PEng,
Chair, Water Balance Model Partnership
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