Partnership for Water Sustainability collaborates with APEGBC to co-present a seminar on “Sustainable Rainwater Management: Mimic the Water Balance to Protect Watershed and Stream Health”

Note to Reader:

On September 19, 2013 the Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC and the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC) are partnering to offer a seminar that integrates regulatory, historical, local government, science and technology perspectives on the subject of Sustainable Rainwater Management in British Columbia. To learn more and register for the seminar, visit the APEGBC website: click here.

Context for Collaboration

“To meet the continuing education needs of its members, we understand that APEGBC periodically carries out surveys to find out what its members wish to learn more about,” states Kim Stephens, Executive Director of the Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC.

“According to APEGBC, one topic of interest that came up repeatedly was Rainwater Management. This prompted the APEGBC professional development folks to initiate a conversation with the Partnership. Long story short, we agreed to collaborate and the outcome is the Seminar on Sustainable Rainwater Management, to be held in September 2013.”

Informing and Educating Municipal Practitioners

“The Partnership for Water Sustainability appreciates that APEGBC took the initiative and reached out to us. Partnering with APEGBC to deliver a seminar on Sustainable Rainwater Management will help us fulfill our mission in delivering the Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia,” continues Tim Pringle, Partnership President.

“In this context, we view the seminar in September as a ‘pilot for collaboration’. We hope that a successful event may lead to other collaborative opportunities whereby the Partnership for Water Sustainability would provide the curriculum and APEGBC would provide the event management for professional development.”

“On September 19th, the Partnership for Water Sustainability looks forward to informing and educating APEGBC members about provincial policies and initiatives, local government innovation and precedents, and new web-based decision tools so that those who are municipal practitioners will be better equipped to implement rainwater management practices that mimic the Water Balance and achieve watershed sustainability,” concludes Tim Pringle.

To Learn More:

To access the homepage for the seminar, click on  2013 Rainwater Management & Watershed Health Seminar.

“Everything the Partnership does is founded on the experience of local government champions who are leading change in BC,” explains Kim Stephens. “In the Metro Vancouver region, the cities of Surrey and Coquitlam and the District of North Vancouver are currently providing core content.”