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Sustainability Community Breakfasts - Previous Presentations

Information about upcoming Future of the Region Sustainability Dialogues. Help shape the future of the region by sharing your thoughts with local experts on innovative solutions to challenging regional issues.

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Sustainability Community Breakfasts 

Sustainability Community Breakfast - January 30th 7:30a.m. – 9:00a.m. Link to our NEW metroCONNECT webpage to watch this month’s presentation live and use this unique opportunity to ask Metro Vancouver Board Chair and Vice-Chair questions on-line.

Sustainability Community Breakfast - April 16, 7:30a.m. – 9:00a.m.

Metro Vancouver’s Sustainability Community Breakfasts is a series of monthly breakfast meetings that support the Sustainable Region Initiative. They provide an opportunity to build networks and partnerships, to increase awareness and understanding of the opportunities and challenges related to sustainability, and to bring together individuals and organizations interested in the sustainability of the region. Each breakfast typically features one or more presentations about sustainability initiatives, as well as updates about on-going projects.

The Sustainability Community Breakfasts were originally introduced to share information and build awareness leading up to the World Urban Forum 3 (WUF3) in June of 2006; today, as interest in enhancing the sustainability of our Region grows, the breakfasts appeal to a growing number of individuals in the private, public, academic and not-for-profit sectors that are interested in networking and keep abreast of latest developments.

Each breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. and finishes at 9:00 a.m. Following the breakfast, participants are encouraged to actively engage in informal networking and discussions of sustainability topics and trends to help expand awareness of those issues.

Sustainability Community Breakfasts
Celebrating a Century of Liquid Waste Services in Metro Vancouver – Now and Then
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
British Columbia Institute of Technology
555 Seymour Street, Vancouver

We’ve come a long way since the 1911 typhoid outbreaks and beach closures blamed on sewage pollution. Today, thanks to visionary decisions made by community leaders, engineers and city planners during the last century, we have a comprehensive and cost-effective regional sewerage system throughout the Metro Vancouver region.

However, for the most part, sewerage services are out of sight and out of mind.  We run our dishwashers and flush our toilets, without considering what happens to the one billion litres of wastewater that go down our sinks and drains in the region each day. 

Join us for an historical journey of the past 100 years, and an exploration of impressive technological innovations and improvements that will unfold in the next 100 years.

  • Simon So, General Manager, Liquid Waste Services, Metro Vancouver - Bio
  • Fred Nenninger, Manager Policy Planning Analysis & Waste Water Treatment Plant Upgrade, Liquid Waste Services, Metro Vancouver - Bio
  • Brian Crowe, Director, Water, Sewers and District Energy, City of Vancouver - Bio

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