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Parksville 2019: Second Annual Vancouver Island Symposium on Water Stewardship in a Changing Climate (Theme: Make Better Use Land Use Decisions & Move Towards Restorative Land Development)

Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC
Date of Event: 
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 8:00am to Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 4:30pm

While communities cannot restore lost biodiversity, they can halt its decline and consciously direct efforts into bending the trend-line in an upwards direction, that is: “make where we live better”.

The rhythms of water are changing in British Columbia. What happens on the land in the creekshed does matter to streams – thus, the time has come to reconnect hydrology and ecology!

Join delegates from the east coast of Vancouver Island and beyond, and attend a ‘watershed moment’ in Parksville.Options include a field day on April 2, followed by a 2-day symposium on April 3-4.

Each day features a prominent headline speaker from the United States. Cross-border collaboration expands our horizons and connects us with a larger body of experience!”

At the Parksville 2019 Symposium, you will learn how communities can apply science-based understanding to increase their restorative footprint and at the same time decrease their destructive footprint. 

You will also learn about local government initiatives that are ‘getting it right’ and are moving along pathways that lead to restorative development.The daily symposium themes are Sustainable Stream Restoration and Restorative Land Development, respectively. 

An evening lecture by author (and global thought leader) Storm Cunningham is the bridge between the two days. Storm Cunningham will also close the symposium with an inspirational message.

TO REGISTER: https://www.civicinfo.bc.ca/event/2019/Parksville-Water-Stewardship-Symposium 

Kim Stephens, Executive Director
1010 Cowan Point Drive
Bowen Island, BC V0N1G2
(604) 817-4657
BCSLA Event: 
Project: Telus Atrium Garden
Landscape Architect / Firm: Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture Inc in collaboration with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Photo Credit: Brett Hitchins