|Submission Date||May 30, 2016|
IN-1: Innovation 1
|1.00 / 1.00||
Rural Development Institute Chair
Applied Research and Innovation
Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :
The State of the Basin is a Selkirk College Rural Development Institute initiative to monitor and report on information relating to well-being in the Columbia Basin-Boundary region. Every day, Basin-Boundary communities make decisions that influence our region’s development path. Local governments plan for future demand for services. Non-profit initiatives establish programs to serve the needs of local residents and the environment. Entrepreneurs determine where to locate their small business. In order to ensure these decisions are sound. The State of the Basin report provides research on economic, social, cultural and environmental conditions and trends. The primary goal of the State of the Basin project is to provide access to the data communities need to make decisions that lead to greater regional well-being.
A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):
Measurable outcomes include:
- produced a 2015 State of the Basin Report which provides access to the data that communities need to make decisions that lead to greater regional well-being
- produced a regional digital data portal, an interactive GIS mapping tool that ensures data is accessible. http://www.cbrdi.ca/state-of-the-basin/digital-basin-portal/
- the Rural Development Institute used the data from the State of the Basin Report to help set its research priorities.
A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of 5):
|Yes or No|
|Air & Climate||No|
|Coordination, Planning & Governance||---|
|Diversity & Affordability||---|
|Health, Wellbeing & Work||Yes|
Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
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