‘Convening for Action in British Columbia': An educational approach that builds capacity
The South Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program (SOSCP) and four of its local government partners have created a regional environmental planning table and implemented a collaborative approach to capacity… &read more&
Google Analytics measures success of website in reaching target audiences
The Water Bucket Website Partnership reports a 45% increase in user visits after two years of Google Analytics monitoring. The rolling 6-month average exceeds 4000 visits per month.
“We attribute this large… &read more&
‘Moving from market-niche to market-share’ across North America
Legislation has been introduced in the United States that prioritizes green infrastructure as an alternative to traditional hard infrastructure fixes.
“In British Columbia, we are watching with interest to see how green… &read more&
Four local governments pool resources to develop consistent ecological standards and practices
To develop consistent ecological standards and practices, the South Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program (SOSCP) and four of its local government partners (Summerland, Oliver, Keremeos and the Regional District of… &read more&
Alberta Low Impact Development Partnership co-funds development of user resource
The British Columbia Inter-Governmental Partnership (BCIGP) and the Alberta Low Impact Development Partnership (ALIDP) have announced completion of the Water Balance Model Technical Manual.
The manual is a highly navigable online text organized… &read more&
The legacy of the late Don Moore: His questioning of accepted practice initiated a paradigm-shift in the way practitioners view drainage
Don Moore passed away unexpectedly two years ago on July 4, 2008. Part of his legacy is that he… &read more&
Implementing a New Culture for Urban Watershed Protection and Restoration in British Columbia
Release of Stormwater Planning: A Guidebook for British Columbia in 2002 was a catalyst for action to implement a ‘design with nature’ approach to rainwater management and… &read more&
Leadership BC and VIEA event was the venue for provincial launch of ‘Beyond the Guidebook 2010′
In June 2010, Leadership BC-Central Vancouver Island and the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA), sponsored by BC Hydro, hosted the ‘Dialogue in Nanaimo’.
“The… &read more&
Comprehensive and holistic strategy has two tracks: End-of-Pipe and At-the-Source
In May 2010, the Metro Vancouver Board took a giant step forward when it adopted the Integrated Liquid Waste and Resource Management Plan, completed in November 2009. A distinguishing dimension to… &read more&
Bylaw also encourages use of Water Balance Model at individual property scale
In February 2010, the District of Central Saanich adopted the Surface Water Management Bylaw. This regulatory tool requires rainwater capture, where it falls, when properties are developed or redeveloped.… &read more&
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