Rainwater Management on Vancouver Island: third in series of three regional events sponsored by EMCO



Rainwater Management – The Series

In 2005-2006, the EMCO Corporation collaborated with the inter-governmental Water Balance Model Partnership to sponsor and organize three regional technical sessions on Rainwater Management in British Columbia.

“We are excited to demonstrate that industry is doing its part to rise to the challenge of providing practical solutions to on-the-ground drainage issues. Our collaboration with the Inter-Governmental Partnership is creating opportunities for the IGP to achieve their outreach objectives in communicating the water balance message to a broad audience of practitioners,” stated Keith Lumby of EMCO.

The first two rainwater management events were held in Kelowna and Kamloops in late 2005. The third in the series was an evening session in Victoria in June 2006. The event attracted 55 people from the Greater Victoria region. Total attendance for the three events was approximately 160.


Keynote Speakers

Featured presentations were by Rick Lloyd and Kim Stephens, two experienced British Columbia practitioners. Lloyd provided a practical approach to infrastructure development and new technologies. Stephens provided a Convening for Action context to illustrate why and how the Water Balance Model for British Columbia is at the heart of the Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia.

Rick Lloyd was formerly the Deputy-Engineer for the District of Saanich, and is now an independent consultant. Kim Stephens was formerly a Vice-President with CH2M Hill, and is now Program Coordinator for the Water Sustainability Action Plan. Lloyd and Stephens have 40-plus and 33 years experience, respectively. They were contemporaries at the University of British Columbia. This connection resulted in an entertaining dimension to their two presentations.

In addition to the keynote presentations, Keith Lumby made a presentation on case study applications of the Atlantis product. In the photo below are Rick Lloyd (left), Kim Stephens (centre) and Keith Lumby (right)


To Learn More:

To read the complete story posted in June 2006 on the Rainwater Management community-of-interest, and to download copies of the PowerPoint presentations, click on Rainwater Management on Vancouver Island: third in series of three regional events sponsored by EMCO