"Beyond the Guidebook 2010 demonstrates that the practitioner culture is changing as an outcome of collaboration, partnerships and alignment; and provides local governments with 'how to' guidance for developing outcome-oriented urban watershed plans," states Ted van der Gulik. “The Guidebook recognized that water volume is something over which local government has control through its infrastructure policies, practices and standards.”
"There are a lot of times when we in local government like to blame or put on senior governments the responsibility to provide the framework for doing something...but there are things that we in local government can do. We need to choose to be enabled," stated Ray Fung.
"A key challenge in ensuring urban stream health has been getting all the players involved in the community to move in the same direction. “Convening for Action” involves bringing everyone together in a workshop setting to share experiences, talk about barriers, and find solutions," states Deborah Carlson.
"It helps to look back to understand how we got to here. We are moving from guidelines to tools. The objective of protecting stream health is broader than how much volume one can infiltrate on a particular development," states Corino Salomi, DFO Area Manager.
"Beyond the Guidebook 2007 initiated the paradigm-shift from the single-function view of traditional ‘stormwater management’ to the holistic, integrated and landscape-based perspective that is captured by the term ‘RAINwater Management’. The time is now right to make the break from ‘ISMP’ and instead use Integrated Rainwater Management Plan."," states Peter Law.
"There is now clear guidance for aligning local actions with provincial and regional goals to ‘design with nature’ so that British Columbians can create greener communities, live water smart and prepare for climate change," stated John Finnie.