GUIDANCE DOCUMENT: Beyond the Guidebook 2010: Implementing a New Culture for Urban Watershed Protection and Restoration in British Columbia

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Context

In October 1997, a focus group workshop convened by the Union of British Columbia Municipalities set in motion a chain of outcomes that culminated in release of ‘Stormwater Planning: A Guidebook for British Columbia’ in June 2002.

Five years later, the evolution in practitioner thinking was captured in ‘Beyond the Guidebook: Context for Rainwater Management and Green Infrastructure in British Columbia’. Released in June 2007, this guidance document foreshadowed release of Living Water Smart, British Columbia’s Water Plan and the Green Communities Initiative in 2008.

‘Beyond the Guidebook 2010’ describes how water sustainability can and will be achieved through implementation of green infrastructure policies and practices. Getting there relies on a change in mind-set.

Testimonial:

“Most people really want to do their part to improve the environment but generally are at a loss for how to proceed.  The Guidebook provides a simple and easy-to-grasp road map…….we can accomplish much if we adopt Bernie bauer (120p) - ubc-okanagansome of the splendid suggestions regarding urban watershed protection in the Guidebook, both in terms of specific projects or improvements that are easy to implement but also with regard to the process by which we can change our culture and attitudes.  A splendid resource that we will profile prominently in the OSI at UBC O!,” states Dr. Bernard Bauer, Director of the Okanagan Sustainability Institute in Kelowna.

Resource Materials

Listed below are reference documents for each of the seven chapters in ‘Beyond the Guidebook 2010’. All are downloadable from Water Bucket.

Chapter 1 – Moving from Awareness to Action in BC

Chapter 2 – Stormwater Planning: A Guidebook for BC

Chapter 3 – Changing the Culture

Chapter 4 – Convening for Action in British Columbia

Chapter 5 – Outreach & Continuing Education Program

Chapter 6 – Beyond the Guidebook: Connecting Dots & Building Blocks

Chapter 7 – Developing Outcome-Oriented Watershed Plans

Posted June 2010