“The workshop program comprise four modules. The content cascades from high level to ground level. First, we set the big picture, with an emphasis on how changes to the BC Plumbing Code support Living Water Smart goals. Then we highlight incentives to utilize rainwater as a resource. After that, we delve into the practical details of implementing rainwater harvesting. We conclude with a town-hall segment on greatest challenges," states Keesha Rosario.
“The land development sector is experiencing the consequences of the demographic shift that is occurring society-wide. There is staff turnover; and long-term experience and wisdom is not being passed on to the next generation. Increasingly, it seems that few administrative staff and even fewer members of the general public really understand the land development process," states Jim Dumont.
“Provincial direction is ‘mimic the natural Water Balance’ to protect stream and watershed health. The Water Balance Model promotes awareness and action. The tool is a means to an end: ‘think like a watershed’. Our efforts are now bearing fruit. A ‘design with nature’ land ethic is taking hold in many communities,” states Ted van der Gulik.
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