Re-Inventing Rainwater Management: A Strategy to Protect Health and Restore Nature in the Capital Region
Design with Nature: Environmental Law Clinic organizes “Stormwater Roundtable” on March 4, 2010
Rainwater and stormwater runoff threatens public health, salmon, shellfish and the survival of orcas. Re-Inventing Rainwater Management, a report prepared by the Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Victoria, identifies strategies to deal with these and other problems related to stormwater.
“All these problems are the legacy of our obsolete 19th century stormwater management system – a system that fails to respect natural systems and water cycles,” Calvin Sanborn, Legal Director of the Environmental Law Clinic.
“However, in recent years rainwater management practices have been developed that can make the 21st century Green City possible – a city that designs rainwater management in concert with natural systems, not at cross purposes.”
About the Environmental Law Clinic
The primary mission of the Environmental Law Centre Society is to provide research and advocacy on public interest environmental issues. The ELC draws on the expertise and involvement of students, professors, legal practitioners, and environmental activists.
Posted February 2010