Partnership for Water Sustainability collaborates with Irrigation Industry Association to co-present “A Workshop on Rainwater Harvesting in British Columbia”

Note to Reader:

The Irrigation Industry Association of British Columbia (IIABC) is a Champion Supporter of the Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia. The Champion Supporter designation allows the Partnership to formally recognize agencies and organizations that provide substantial financial and/or in-kind support that in turn enables the Partnership to develop tools and deliver programs under the umbrella of the Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia.

Now, the two groups are partnering to co-host and jointly organize a workshop on rainwater harvesting in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting of each.

A Long-Term Relationship

“The Partnership for Water Sustainability values our long-term relationship with IIABC. We especially appreciate that IIABC provided annual funding for the website in 2007, 2008 and 2009.  And when the Partnership for Water Sustainability was incorporated as a not-for-profit society in 2010, the IIABC again stepped forward to provide the Partnership with seed funding. By jointly organizing the Rainwater Harvesting Workshop, we are taking our partnering to the next level,” reports Tim Pringle, Partnership President.

“The IIABC is collaborating to build a foundation for future change in order to help us align our industry education and certification offerings that include efficient irrigation systems. This will assist us in supporting our membership with sustainable irrigation practices. We all need to be accountable for our water resource. With shared tools and programs; we can collaborate to make a difference,” states Keesha Rosario, IIABC President.

About the Rainwater Harvesting Workshop

“This one day workshop will provide information on how with the right controls in place, harvested rainwater can be used for irrigation, outdoor cleaning, flushing toilets, washing clothes and even drinking water. Replacing municipally-treated water or groundwater with rainwater for these uses alleviates pressure on regional aquifers and sensitive ecosystems and reduces demands on municipal infrastructure,” states Mike Tanner, Partnership Director and Workshop Chair.

“On December 3rd the Partnership for Water Sustainability IIABC will be co-conferencing to present a workshop that unifies and covers all bases of rainwater harvesting. The workshop will be a full day of presentations and town-hall sharing on regulatory requirements, water balance benefits and practical applications of rainwater harvesting design and operation.”

To Learn More and Register:

To download a copy of the Program Overview, click on Get Your Mind Into the Gutter: A Workshop on Rainwater Harvesting in British Columbia.

To access the homepage for the workshop, click on 2013 Workshop on Embracing Rainwater Harvesting.

To register for the workshop, go to the IIABC website: