“Recognizing the importance of the issue, the Regional Board identified a rainwater strategy as a NOW priority in its 2012 Strategic Plan. An action item was a legal and technical review of current practices and future options...recommendations were approved by the Board in March 2013, and implementation of first steps is proceeding," states Kevin Lorette.
"With a clear vision and Blueprint in place, municipalities and communities are able to incorporate efforts into operational work plans, volunteer and school group efforts and to work together with the development community to restore Bowker Creek and its watershed within a vibrant and active community," states Colin Doyle.
"The City supports the joint research and information-sharing project related to the science of 'living water smart' on the Englishman River. However, since staff resources are very limited to participate with this initiative, a consensus was reached to link the project's objectives with the new Official Community Plan," wrote Blaine Russell.
"The vision for the BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative is to enhance resilience to a changing climate and the anticipated, related impacts on water and aquatic ecosystems. Project activities have led to recommendations and actions for improved policies, practices and plans, as well as tools," states Jim Vanderwaal.
"Early in my involvement with Streamkeepers it became evident that the problems we were dealing with came about because decision-makers had not prioritized the needs of the environment before altering the land," says Faye Smith.
“Characterizing aquifers is a complex and costly exercise because you need wells in order to reach aquifers and to monitor the depth and fluctuation of the level of the water table. The approach that we took with the Mid Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society in the Englishman River Watershed was to involve the community," states Dr. Gilles Wendling.
“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 workshop is an opportunity for planning, engineering and other local government staff – including managers and supervisors – to gain an understanding and appreciation of the speed and power of this tool in generating useful answers in minutes rather than in hours or days,” stated John Finnie.
On June 12 in Nanaimo, at a workshop hosted by the Regional District of Nanaimo, the District of North Vancouver’s Richard Boase will be sharing the case study demonstration applications that underpin development of the Drainage Infrastructure Screening Tool…
Jody excels at communicating the vision and instilling a sense of mission that is true to the watershed plan. She has put a lot of emphasis on developing relationships and trust. She is a great communicator and is always looking for opportunities and focussing everyone on results.
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