“Good engineering practice relies on astute observation and sound deduction. Breakthroughs in practical understanding and application happen when applied scientists ask the right questions: What are the data telling us?," states Dr. Peter Coombes.
"The City of Surrey has extensive experience with ISMP development and implementation. Now in its fifth decade of continuous implementation experience, the City continues to evolve and adapt a watershed–based approach that incorporates lessons learned in getting green infrastructure built right," states Carrie Baron.
“The District of Sooke has exceeded provincial requirements for liquid waste management and created a rainwater management plan that makes protecting water quality a guiding principle in land use decisions,” states Laura Byrne. "Because our rainwater management plan is outcome-oriented, it has stayed true to Stormwater Planning: A Guidebook for British Columbia."
"Once we know what we want our watersheds and neighbourhoods to look like, the next step is to decide what the tools are that will get us there. All of us need to understand and care about the goal if we are to create the future that we all want," stated Vincent Lalonde.
"Investigation of opportunities for the application of green infrastructure objectives is now expected in all the City’s land use plans. Furthermore, Integrated Stormwater Management Plans (ISMPs) will provide the basis for implementing green infrastructure objectives to support a design with nature approach on a watershed scale," stated Paul Ham.
Kim Stephens (Partnership for Water Sustainability): By 2007, we had become concerned about the way MAR was either being misinterpreted or misunderstood by various regulators and drainage practitioners in British Columbia
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