“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.
“Primer on Land Development Process in BC” showcased to elected representatives at 2013 UBCM Convention
“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.
“Sustainable Rainwater Management”, a seminar featuring North Vancouver District and City of Coquitlam experience
Richard Boase and Melony Burton will share challenges, setbacks, successes and lessons learned over the past decade by the District of North Vancouver and City of Coquitlam, respectively.