Moving from Stormwater Management to RAINwater Management: A Federal Fisheries Perspective
A Federal Fisheries Perspective
At the Beyond the Guidebook Seminar, Corino Salomi (Head, Habitat Section, Lower Fraser Valley), a member of the steering committees for both the Green Infrastructure and Water Balance Model partnerships, delivered a presentation titled Moving from Stormwater Management to RAINwater Management: A DFO Perspective. His presentation was structured in three parts:
- an overview of fish habitat management policy and legislation;
- the history of guidelines in British Columbia; and
- a federal perspective on Beyond the Guidebook.
“We are moving from guidelines to tools”, Corino noted when introducing the road-map for his presentation.
Corino Salomi described the Beyond the Guidebook as a ‘must read’ because of the way it provides a synopsis of what is most relevant and useful. “We now have the tools and the experience to design with nature and move from stormwater management to RAINwater management”, he stated in his closing remarks.
He summarized by emphasizing that the objective is protect stream health, which is broader than how much volume one can infiltrate on a particular development. “While we need to have volume reduction targets, at the end of the day it is how effectively we apply the suite of available rainwater management tools that will ultimately determine whether we will succeed in protecting stream health at a watershed scale,” concluded Corino.
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Original story posted on the Green Infrastructure Community-of-Interest in February 2008.