It’s raining, it’s pouring – BC Communities are leading the way


Helping to Make BC Communities More Resilient and Adaptable

“We turn on the tap and it’s there. It rains, and then the water disappears. A stream flows along next to a residential neighbourhood, but others lie underground, captured in pipes and forgotten. All in all, most of us don’t give much thought to our urban watersheds, unless there’s a crisis. However, managing our water resources effectively is going to be a critical factor in how well we adapt to climate change,” writes Deborah Carlson in her blog.

Deborah carlson (160p) - wcel staff lawyerDeborah Carlson is a  Staff Lawyer with West Coast Environmental Law and a member of the Green Infrastructure Partnership Steering Committee.

“Fortunately, over the past several years there’s been some significant, highly collaborative work done in BC to begin to help make our communities more resilient and adaptable. The aim is to improve the management of urban watersheds through the implementation of green infrastructure policies and practices.”

Beyond the Guidebook 2010 Implementing A New Culture for Urban Watershed Protection and Restoration in British Columbia tells an important story of how communities throughout British Columbia are adopting a new approach to urban watersheds.”

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Posted September 2010