University of British Columbia Brings Rainwater Management Science into the Community

Clovelly-Caulfeild tree canopy station, february 2007

The University of British Columbia and a BC-based Inter-Governmental Partnership are proceeding with an applied research program that will explore the variables influencing the rainfall interception process and hence quantify interception of trees and bushes within an urban environment. In particular, the program will focus on the effects of tree density, tree structure and tree species. This research will directly inform urban planning and will be used to populate the Water Balance Model with real data.

Collaboration between researchers at the University of British Columbia  and the Greater Vancouver region's three North Shore municipalities — North Vancouver District, North Vancouver City, and the District of West Vancouver — has opened the door to a long-term partnership to bring science into the community. Clovelly-Caulfeild in West Vancouver is the first North Shore neighbourhood to step forward and participate in the UBC Tree Canopy Interception Research Project.

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Posted March 2007