Rainwater Management in Kamloops: second in series of three regional events sponsored by EMCO




Convening for Action in Kamloops

The Kamloops chapter of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC) and the EMCO Corporation collaborated to organize a technical session on Rainwater Management. The event attracted a crowd of 47.

According to Deven Matkowksi, APEGBC Chapter Chair, “The turnout was amazing, especially given that the event was organized in less than two weeks. There is obviously an appetite for information on rainwater management in general, and the Water Balance Model in particular. This is confirmed by the fact our Kamloops event attracted local government representatives from as far away as the City of Revelstoke.”

The session featured presentations by Kim Stephens (left) and Keith Lumby (right) on context and applications, respectively, for rainwater runoff capture at the site, where it falls.


To Learn More:

Kim Stephens: To download his presentation, click on Rainfall Capture and “Green” Subivision Design: Applying the Water Balance Model. The presentation explained why rainwater management is relevant even in a region where the annual rainfall is typically less than 300mm. His presentation was organized in six modules:

  1. Context
  2. Provincial Guidebook
  3. Changing Paradigms
  4. The Science
  5. Model Evolution
  6. Designing with Nature

Keith Lumby: To download his presentation, click on Rainwater Tank System. The presentation elaborated on the application of a product developed in Australia for rainwater detention and/or retention.


Posted November 2005