Parallel Journeys: Australian conference showcased how British Columbia is moving towards a water-resilient future
Three ‘big ideas’ underpin BC vision for “Sustainable Watershed Systems, through Asset Management”: Primacy of Hydrology, Shifting Baseline Syndrome and Cathedral Thinking
In 2001, Kim Stephens was keynote speaker for an Urban Water Cycle Management Capacity Building Program for local governments in New South Wales, Australia. Fast forward to August 2016. His keynote presentation at Stormwater 2016: Rising to the Challenge, a national conference held in Queensland (Australia), provided him with a platform for reflecting on "parallel journeys" during the period 2001 through 2016. He explained how a changing climate resulted in “teachable moments” in British Columbia; and how a “regional team approach” guides implementation of a vision for Sustainable Watershed Systems, through Asset Management.
Plenary Session at Stormwater Australia 2016 Conference, Rising to the Challenge, held in Queensland
For more exerpts from Stormwater 2016: Rising to the challenge, click HERE.