Gaining Groiund Announcement - Dale Wall, Deputy Minister
For change to really occur, practices that until now have been viewed as the exception must become the norm moving forward.
Susan Rutherford (120p)
Susan Rutherford represented the GIP. She described the application of a Shared Responsibility Matrix as an organizing framework; and explained how Bill 27 creates statutory authority for water sustainability action.
"The program design was approached from a shared responsibility perspective; it explored how policy and legal tools can help developers, regulators and designers collaborate to ensure responsible outcomes," stated Vincent Lalonde.
Green infrastructure is associated with the management of water that runs off the land. Green infrastructure is also associated with how water is used.
Ray Fung (120p)
The Topsoil Primer set will help local governments ensure that a healthy layer of topsoil is a priority during development and re-development. If we can show how to get the topsoil part right, then other parts of the water sustainability equation are more likely to follow.