Delta Embraces Green Infrastructure to Resolve Problems and Create Amenities
The Inter-Governmental Partnership held a Water Balance Model Partners Forum in March 2007 so that Partners could share success stories and lessons learned in implementing green infrastructure. Sarah Howie showed examples of rain gardens and infiltration swales to illustrate how the Municipality of Delta is implementing landscape-based solutions that solve drainage issues and create community amenities.
The before and after photos below illustrate the filling of a roadside ditch with an Atlantis Rain Tank system and the completed project on 86th Avenue in Delta.
Shown below are before and after photos for a parking lot rain garden constructed in Summer 2006 at Cougar Canyon Elementary School in Delta.
To Learn More:
For details of these and other projects, click on this link to Implementation of Green Infrastructure in Delta to download a summary document produced by the Municipality of Delta.
Water Balance Model Partners Forum
Hosted by the Greater Vancouver Regional District, the Partners Forum provided a timely opportunity to roll out ‘Beyond the Guidebook’, a runoff-based approach to drainage modeling that connects the dots between source control evaluation and stream health assessment.
Special guests at the Partners Forum included Liliana Bozic (City of Calgary), Chair of the Alberta Low Impact Development Partnership (ALIDP); Dr. Charles Rowney, the designated Scientific Authority for the Water Balance Model; and Linda Pechacek (from Houston, Texas), representing the Urban Water Resources Research Council.
To Learn More:
For the complete story on the Partners Forum, click on Inter-Governmental Partnership Rolls Out ‘Beyond the Guidebook’ at Water Balance Model Forum
Posted May 2007