A crucially important message in Beyond the Guidebook 2010: “We now have the tools and experience to design with nature”



Watershed Issues and Challenges

“So many of us in local government are still searching for the magical ‘silver bullet’ that with the stroke of a pen will resolve all our watershed issues and challenges while at the same time stimulate economic activity and accommodate growth,” states Richard Richard boase (120p) - september 2010Boase.

He is the District’of North Vancouver’s Environmental Protection Officer. He is also Co-Chair of the Inter-Governmental Partnership that developed and is responsible for the Water Balance Model.


Creating Our Future

“The time has come to assertively push our politicians to make the hard decisions now for the benefit of our future generations; and to follow through with policy, regulations and bylaws that require simple, landscape-based, outcome-driven solutions so that we can start watershed restoration now. Beyond the Guidebook 2010 tells us:

  • We now have the tools and experience to ‘design with nature’. We believe that BC is now at a tipping point. Implementation of a new culture for urban watershed protection and restoration is within our grasp.”

“Beyond the Guidebool 2010 provides local governments with ‘how to’ guidance for developing outcome-oriented urban watershed plans.”


To Learn More:

To read the complete story posted on the Convening for Action Community-of-Interest, click on A crucially important message in Beyond the Guidebook 2010: “We now have the tools and experience to design with nature”

Richard boase (360p)


Beyond the Guidebook

In October 1997, a focus group workshop convened by the Union of British Columbia Municipalities set in motion a chain of outcomes that culminated in Stormwater Planning: A Guidebook for British Columbia, released in June 2002. This was a catalyst for change that has resulted in British Columbia achieving international recognition as a leader in implementing green infrastructure.

Beyond the Guidebook 2010 is the story of what has been accomplished on the ground over the past decade, through partnerships and collaboration, under the umbrella of the Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia.

To Learn More:

To download a copy, click on Beyond the Guidebook 2010: Implementing a New Culture for Urban Watershed Protection and Restoration in British Columbia

Beyond the guidebook 2010 - cover (360p)

Posted September 2010