Blue City: The Water Sustainable City of the Near Future

Description:What would a city look like if water really mattered? This was the central question of Blue City: The Water Sustainable City of the Near Future. This important national publication was developed as a project of the Blue Economy Initiative and was sponsored by the Royal Bank of Canada, the Canadian Water Network and the Gordon Foundation. Its purpose is to help practitioners and decision-makers build a business case for advanced and integrated water management. The publication tells a story about possibilities in urban water sustainability. It embraces ideas that are emerging but well within reach for most – and even implemented by some - North American communities. The Blue City is not a utopian fantasy. The elements that make it exemplary are occurring in real places across Canada and around the world. See the full report online at http://www.blue-economy.ca/report/blue-city Through interviews with 17 North American industry experts and thought leaders from diverse backgrounds, the authors distilled a collective vision, strategy and business plan for the Blue City. Although the interviewees offer a Canadian perspective on urban water management, their insights are informed by examples and trends from around the world. The vision of the Blue City is a place where the urban environment is in sync with nature and with its citizens. Water is visible and valued. Citizens have a culture of conservation and a shared responsibility for action and stewardship is recognized.

Authors: Kirk Stinchcombe

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Tags:2015 BCWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show,AC15,AC15 presentations

Citation:Stream 4: Sustainable Utility Management

Publication Date:May 28th, 2015 Upload Date:Jun 29th, 2015

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