DOWNLOAD: Capture Rain Where It Falls: Application of the Water Balance Model to ‘Design with Nature’
Note to Reader:
In a guest column published online by the Communities in Transition Information Resource in March 2009, Kim Stephens explained why the Water Balance Model for British Columbia is garnering considerable attention as an important ‘decision support tool’ to help improve the way we develop land in British Columbia. The interest in the Water Balance Model was the result of this scenario comparison tool being honoured with a Premier’s Award for Innovation and Excellence in February 2009.
Design with Nature: Changing the Way We Develop Land in BC
According to Hans Peter Myer, Communities in Transition Editor, “Kim Stephens returns to the CIT Information Resource with more news about ‘design with nature’ approaches to community, land development, and water management. One of our editorial team described Kim’s treatment as the best overview she’s come across.”
“The Water Balance Model, as an approach to managing rainwater, was first introduced in 2003. It was an impressive step towards applying a ‘design with nature’ solution to a growing problem for many municipalities. A ‘new’ WBM was launched at the end of 2008 to considerable acclaim. It garnered the Premier’s Award for Innovation & Excellence in February 2009 and considerable attention as an important “decision support tool” to help improve the way we develop land in British Columbia,” wrote Kim Stephens. He is responsible for developing and delivering the Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia.
To Learn More:
To download a PDF version of the column, click on Capture Rain Where It Falls: Application of the Water Balance Model to ‘Design with Nature’
To read a related story posted on the Rainwater Management community-of-interest, click on Premier Gordon Campbell recognizes the Water Balance Model for its innovation and excellence.