“Get Your Mind Into the Gutter Workshop” Showcases Leadership and Innovation in Harvesting Rainwater in British Columbia
Note to Reader:
On December 3, 2013 the Partnership for Water Sustainability and the Irrigation Industry Association of BC (IIABC) co-hosted a workshop that explored regulatory requirements, water balance benefits and practical applications of rainwater harvesting design and operation. The workshop was structured as four cascading modules. In conjunction with the workshop, a mini-tradeshow showcased rainwater harvesting products.
“The future is now,” concludes North Vancouver’s Richard Boase
“In being part of this session today, I came with the dream of a North Vancouver that has rainwater harvesting systems incorporated on every new house that is built,” stated the District of North Vancouver’s Richard Boase, a member of the presentation team, when he shared his Ah-Ha Moment in the final module of the day. He is Vice-President of the Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC.
“At the end of the workshop, after visiting the booths of the suppliers and industry people who have showcased their wonderful new technology as part of the mini-tradeshow, and hearing about the successful applications of rainwater harvesting in BC from other members of the presentation team, my dream is real. I now see that we are one very small step away from seeing this region embrace rainwater harvesting in a manner in which I had only thought was something to dream about.”
“I am now inspired to really push to see that the goals that we have for our North Vancouver watersheds are realized. And this is the result of the information that has been shared today by the different speakers and by those involved in the tradeshow. We are really close to seeing our region embrace the kind of smart development that I had thought was much further away than it is today. That’s what I am taking away from this day.”
To Download PowerPoint Presentations
Click on the links below:
- Module A: Living Water Smart – Doing Business Differently in British Columbia (Chris Midgley, Zachary May and Cate Soroczan/Elizabeth Tang)
- Module B: Embracing Rainwater – Water Balance Benefits (Kirk Stinchcombe, Carolyn Drugge and Richard Boase)
- Module C: Innovation, Integration & The Living Building Challenge – Implementer Perspectives (Mark Buehrer, Craig Borland and Ron Schwenger)
- Module D: Rainwater Harvesting – A Town-Hall Session on Greatest Challenges (facilitated by Kim Stephens & Mike Tanner, and featuring Daniel Roehr)