Water Balance Model is a core element of program developed by Green Infrastructure Partnership
COLLABORATION UNDER THE UMBRELLA OF THE WATER SUSTAINABILITY ACTION PLAN
The Water Balance Model for British Columbia is a core element of the Outreach & Continuing Education Program (OCEP) that is being implemented by the Green Infrastructure Partnership (GIP). To facilitate better land use decisions, the GIP is collaborating with the Water Balance Model Partnership to enhance this scenario modeling and decision support tool. A priority is to implement an online training program. The vision is that working examples will be delivered as lunchtime seminars over the Internet to broaden inter-departmental awareness of the capabilties of the tool to help local government practitioners make better land use decisions.
GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE & WATER BALANCE MODEL PRESENTATIONS
There is awareness and growing interest across North America and elsewhere in the potential for applying the Water Balance Model to evaluate the effectiveness of rainwater runoff source controls under different combinations of land use, soil conditions and rainfall distribution.
Have a look at some of the Water Balance Model slideshow presentations that have been made to industry and government groups starting in 2001. This includes some of the early presentations on the water balance methodology that helped pave the way for the paradigm-shift from 'peak flow thinking' to 'volume-based thinking'. For a complete listing, click on this link to Water Balance Model – On Tour!