UBC Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
University is uniquely positioned to develop and test system-wide energy solutions.
Integrated Rainwater Management: Move to a Levels-of-Service Approach to Sustainable Drainage Infrastructure
According to Wally Wells, ‘Level-of-Service’ is the integrator for everything that local governments do. What level of service does a community wish to provide, and what level can it afford? Establish the level-of-service that is sustainable to protect watershed health.
Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) recommends changes to LEED-ND Stormwater Credit to protect watershed health
According to Nora Beck, “the Rainwater-in-Context intiative urges modification because lot-level standards alone deliver lower overall performance than holistically-planned shared systems at the community or watershed scale. ”
Comox Valley local governments initiate dialogue with development community about aligning efforts at a watershed scale
“The event was conducted as a townhall sharing session. We invited the development community to talk about how local government can make the development application process more transparent and faster. We also invited participants to share their ideas on green infrastructure innovations,” stated Derek Richmond. He connected the dots to integrated watershed planning, ‘front-end loading’ in the development application process, and greenhouse gas reduction.
Corino Salomi (120p) – 2010
Lessons learned by those who have done it can help those who want to ensure that pending and/or future settlement change (development) is in balance with ecology.