"The implications of this study regarding standards for development are truly sobering. Our touch must be as light as those builders who used to prepare land with hand tools," states Tom Holz.
"The bill is based on applying a standard that is already required for the construction of federal buildings - which requires maintaining a site as natural as possible to keep water from leaving the site - to federally funded highway and road projects. Projects must include technologies to infiltrate and manage stormwater onsite so that runoff pollution to local streams, rivers, and drinking water supplies doesn't increase after construction," says Stacey Detwiler.
Fresh Coast Green Solutions - cover (475p)
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
Milwaukee will continue to build grey infrastructure and consider ways to reduce inflow and infiltration throughout the entire system as well as to consider widespread implementation of green infrastructure.
New York City - Green Infastructure Plan - cover (360p)
The advantage of the green infrastructure approach is that it delivers the same degree of water retention as "grey," but at a much lower price. When coupled with the traditional approach, it will allow the city to reduce sewer overflows into its waterways by 40% by 2030.
Barry Penner - Minister of Environment (120p)
For the first time, up to 40 billion litres of sewage per year will be treated before it is discharged into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The strategy incorporates resource recovery, conservation and innovation
Lions Gate Sewage Treatment Plant
The Lions Gate facility and has been targeted for failure to meet federal environmental standards. The effects on marine ecosystems is a longstanding issue in Metro Vancouver.
Metro Van Board Chair Lois Jackson (120p)
Board Chair Lois Jackson called for development of a ‘senior government communication strategy’ to get across the Metro Vancouver message about the need for senior government cost-sharing.
story on JAMES plant
Watermark Magazine - Spring 2010
Constructed in 1981, the plant has been progressively upgraded and serves Abbotsford, Mission, Sumas and part of Langley.
Mayor Greg Moore (70p)
Complete Lions Gate by 2020 and Iona Island as soon as is reasonably possible after that. This approach gives Metro Vancouver the flexibility to go as fast as possible with senior government funding, or slowly without funding.