"Designing with nature captures the essence of climate change adaptation. Adaptation is about responding to the changes that will inevitably occur. Adaptation is at the community level and is therefore about collaboration. Rainwater management is at the heart of designing with nature," stated John Slater.
"This is the story of what has been accomplished under the umbrella of the Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia. In a nutshell, we are providing program delivery in a local government setting," states Kim Stephens.
"Convening for Action" partners are already playing a key delivery role in two of the five Living Water Smart theme areas, namely: community planning and development; and efficiency, outreach, public awareness," reports Kim Stephens. "The shared vision is that settlement change will be in balance with ecology: the right development in the right place at the right time."
GreenLink Conference - Living Water Smart Panel
The Water Panel comprised Lynn Kriwoken, Ted van der Gulik and Kim Stephens. They described the suite of tools that enable water-centric planning and water smart choices .
Kim Stephens (120p)
Action Plan partners are playing a key delivery role in two of the five Living Water Smart theme areas, namely: community planning and development; and efficiency, outreach, public awareness. The desired outcome is settlement change in balance with ecology.
“Our vision is that they will collectively facilitate informed decision-making with respect to climate change adaptation. Four of these tools --- the Water Balance Model, the Water Conservation Calculator and the two Irrigation Scheduling Calculators --- are built on a Universal Calculator technology platform," stated Ted van der Gulik.
Purple Pipes story - banner (360p)
Watermark Magazine - Spring 2010
Living Water Smart includes the commitment to “mandate purple pipes in new construction by 2010.”
WAM Technical Background Report (360p)
MOE - April 2010
A key aspect of water governance and participation in decision making is the role and function of planning. Plans can help to integrate the management of water into land management and complement community planning processes and decisions.
Kate Miller (120p)
The Cowichan Valley is a Living Water Smart demonstration region for an inclusive and collaborative approach to building green infrastructure capacity through education and training.