ISMP Course Correction

Primer on Rainwater Management in an Urban Watershed Context

“Watersheds are not all created equal. And when we begin to examine them, we find that they function in all kinds of different ways. And what I often see missing in most engineering methodologies is an understanding of how a particular watershed actually functions,” states Will Marsh.

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Primer on Urban Watershed Modelling to Inform Local Government Decision Processes

“The real problems and solutions come together when you look at the site and the data you have to represent what you have. How do you compare the future condition that is very undefined with a calibrated tool that is very well defined? There is much that we do that has a place and purpose, BUT sometimes what we do is questionable,” states Dr. Charles Rowney.

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Story #3 in the ISMP Course Correction Series: Apply a Knowledge-Based Approach to Focus on Solutions and Outcomes

“The Bowker Creek Initiative in the Capital Region, Surrey’s watershed objectives approach, and the District of North Vancouver’s vision for watershed landscape restoration are showcased. These three are demonstrating how to implement a new way of doing business, one that is founded on aligning efforts and collaborating as a team,” states John McMahon.

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