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Manitoba Water Sterwardship: Water Branch

The mission of the Water Branch is to manage the province's surface water and groundwater resources to provide for the social, cultural and economic well being and the health and safety of present and future generations of Manitobans.

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Environmental Defense: Oceans Alive

The Environmental Defense Oceans program works to find constructive solutions to the most critical problems facing the world's marine environments. Our team of scientists, attorneys, policy experts and economists focuses on protecting ecosystems and fisheries.

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Post-project monitoring of BMPs/SUDS to determine performance and whole-life costs

This Water Environment Research Foundation report by LK Lampe, entitled “Post-project monitoring of BMPs/SUDS to determine performance and whole-life costs”, states that, over the past 20 years, the use of Best Management Practices (BMPs) in the United States has been instrumental in reducing both the detrimental impacts to receiving water quality and the exacerbated flooding caused by urbanization and storm water drainage. More recently, Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) have started to be used in the United Kingdom.

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Partnership with University of British Columbia Leads to Development of 'Tree Canopy Module' for Water Balance Model


“For the past three years we have been educating practitioners and others on the importance of soil depth as a rainwater management tool. Looking ahead, implementation of the Tree Canopy Module is the first step in developing a similar science-based understanding regarding the benefits of maintaining a tree canopy in the urban environment,” stated Ted van der Gulik.

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