OP-ED ARTICLE: We must protect watershed systems (published in the Vancouver Sun on October 13, 2016)


Communities urged to integrate “water balance solutions” into land use decisions

“Everyone learns about the water balance (water cycle) in elementary school, but most have forgotten by high school. So what does this mean for communities? Consider that: A legacy of community and infrastructure design practices has failed to protect the natural water balance. Failure has financial impacts and implications for taxpayers. Consequences of not protecting water balance pathways include kim-stephens_june2016_img_0578_120pexpensive fixes for flooding, erosion and habitat damage,” wrote Kim Stephens, Executive Director with the Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC.

Asset Management for Sustainable Service Delivery: A B.C. Framework provides a financial driver for local governments to integrate watershed systems thinking and climate adaptation into asset management.”

To Learn More:

Download We must protect watershed systems to read the complete article by Kim Stephens.

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