“The Development Servicing Bylaw provides a relevant frame of reference for implementing the WBM Express. It contains language that clearly identifies that flood risk and erosion be maintained at rates that approximate the natural forested watershed,” observes Steve Ono.
“The legislative authority for integration of land use planning and asset management, including financial management, already exists. Local governments can develop a truly integrated Asset Management Strategy that views the watershed though an environmental lens," states Glen Brown. “The Province’s Living Water Smart and Green Communities initiatives are catalysts for ‘designing with nature'."
"Do you wonder what “sustainable rainwater management in a watershed context” looks like on the ground? Then register now to participate in a seminar where you can learn from the proven experience of two municipalities that are leading change in the Metro Vancouver region, namely: District of North Vancouver and City of Coquitlam," urges Tim Pringle.
“The seminar is an opportunity to share lessons learned by the City of Coquitlam over the past decade. Changing the way we do things means taking on new challenges and not always getting it right the first time. Securing political support for a watershed-based approach to community planning paved the way for development and implementation of rainwater management applications that mimic the Water Balance," states Melony Burton.
“We always look for ways to do a better job, apply technology effectively and efficiently, and save the District money. This is the philosophy that we have brought to the Hastings Creek Blueprint. Our watershed-based approach captures the stewardship ethic which is deeply rooted in the North Vancouver community," states Richard Boase.
"Everything the Partnership does is founded on the proven experience of local government champions who are leading change in BC. Inter-regional collaboration will help everyone go farther, more efficiently and effectively, to achieve these three objectives: design with nature, implement green infrastructure and mimic the Water Balance," states Kim Stephens.
"The approach of focussing on water quality is short-sighted and will prove to be only a part of the solution. It seems that everyone has forgotten the pioneering work of Richard Horner and Chris May in the late 1990s in Washington State," states Jim Dumont. "It is critical to look at the stream to see its condition and its needs, rather than assuming that one solution from another region is the only solution."
“Over the years, we have observed that waterbucket.ca stories are effective in creating interest and establishing expectations for Partnership events. The waterbucket.ca team is therefore pleased to provide this homepage to preview what to expect at the seminar on September 19," states Mike Tanner.
A scenario comparison tool to assess green infrastructure effectiveness, achieve a lighter 'water footprint' and protect stream health. Learn More
The Water Conservation Calculator illustrates how specific water conservation measures can yield both fiscal and physical water savings for communities. Learn More
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This Agricultural Irrigation Scheduling Calculator uses real-time daily evapotranspiration (ET) rates determined from climate stations located within British Columbia. Learn More
The BC Agriculture Water Calculator enables water licensing for all irrigation purposes, whether agricultural or landscape. All non-domestic users of groundwater in BC are required to obtain a licence. Learn More