Convening for Action in the Greater Vancouver Regjon: Celebrating Green Infrastructure Innovation
Paul Ham provides an update on program implementation at BCWWA Annual Conference
In his two-part presentation at the 2007 Annual Conference of the BC Water & Waste Assocation (BCWWA), Paul Ham first explained how the 2005 Consultation Workshop for the Greater Vancouver Regional Engineers Advisory Committee resulted in complete reconfiguration of the work plan for the Green Infrastructure Partnership.
He then elaborated on the experience of the City of Surrey in implementing the East Clayton Sustainable Community, with emphasis on what was done and what results were achieved in terms of reducing rainwater volumes and rates.
Paul Ham is Chair of the Green Infrastructure Partnership. In his day job he is General Manager, Engineering, with the City of Surrey.
To Learn More:
To download a copy of Paul Ham’s presentation, please click on this link to Celebrating and Showcasing Innovation in the Greater Vancouver Region.
Green Infrastructure Partnership
The mission of the Green Infrastructure Partnership is to provide leadership and encourage others to implement ‘design with nature’ design practices and regulation province-wide. Implementation by local governments will be voluntary, but once the decision is made to embrace green infrastructure, implementation will need clearly defined standards.
Convening for Action in BC
The Greater Vancouver presentation was one of five cascading presentations that comprised a half-day session on Convening for Action in Brtish Columbia. The session was co-organized by the BCWWA Water Sustainability Committee (WSC) and the Green Infrastructure Partnership (GIP).
To Learn More:
For a comprehensive story that provides a synopsis of each presentation, click on 2007 Annual Conference of the BC Water & Waste Association