"As biological creatures, we depend on natural capital and its ecosystem services to sustain the health and well-being of our families and communities. But these benefits are often taken for granted by decision-makers on land-use issues," says Dr. Faisal Moola, Science Director of the Suzuki Foundation.
Convening for Action in Metro Vancouver
In March 2009, the City of Surrey hosted the Metro Vancouver Water Balance Model Forum. The ‘Surrey Forum’ was undertaken as an outreach opportunity for Living Water Smart and the Green Communities Initiative.
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Convening for Action on Vancouver Island
In October, the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) hosts its 5th Annual Summit. As part of the program, CAVI-Convening for Action on Vancouver Island is holding a “Forum within the Summit” on the afternoon… &read more&
Water Sustainability in British Columbia
The technical program for the 2009 BC Ground Water Association Convention included a session on water sustainability so that the groundwater community would be informed about provincial initiatives underway in BC, and the implications for groundwater.
“The speakers/presentations were cascading… &read more&
Moving Beyond Regulatory Compliance
In May 2010, the Metro Vancouver Board took a giant step forward when it adopted the Integrated Liquid Waste & Resource Management Plan, completed in November 2009.
The centrepiece of the plan is the implementation strategy for… &read more&
Register now for the “Course on the ISMP Course Correction”. Nov 9-10 at Surrey Arts Centre
Conditions imposed by the BC Minister of Environment in Metro Vancouver provide a driver for a ‘course correction’ in the way Integrated Stormwater… &read more&
Register now for the “Forum within the State of the Island Economic Summit” on October 18 at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre
In exactly three weeks, the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) is hosting its 5th Annual Summit. As… &read more&
“We love our water, so much that we want new rules to protect the elixir of life. Water is the most highly valued natural resource we have, according to a new poll from the McAllister polling group done for WWF… &read more&
Phosphorus Recovery System Turns Problem Waste into Valuable Product
Dr. Donald S. Mavinic is the creative force behind a unique technology to recover the vital nutrient phosphate from otherwise pipe-clogging and polluting compounds in wastewater. He and his research team… &read more&
Workshop Theme: “Rainwater Management & Green Subdivision Design”
In February 2006, the University of British Columbia Okanagan was the venue for a training workshop on the Water Balance Model for British Columbia, a web-based decision support and scenario modeling tool for… &read more&
A scenario comparison tool to assess green infrastructure effectiveness, achieve a lighter 'water footprint' and protect stream health. Learn More
The Water Conservation Calculator illustrates how specific water conservation measures can yield both fiscal and physical water savings for communities. Learn More
This Landscape Irrigation Scheduling Calculator uses real-time daily evapotranspiration (ET) rates determined from climate stations located within British Columbia. Learn More
This Agricultural Irrigation Scheduling Calculator uses real-time daily evapotranspiration (ET) rates determined from climate stations located within British Columbia. Learn More
The BC Agriculture Water Calculator enables water licensing for all irrigation purposes, whether agricultural or landscape. All non-domestic users of groundwater in BC are required to obtain a licence. Learn More