Sustainable Rainwater Management: Mimic the Water Balance and Adapt to a Changing Climate!
From Science to Approaches, Tools and Guides
“The workshop provided a timely opportunity to preview several new modules, in particular the Climate Change Module. In doing so, the audience reaction served as a good litmus test of how others are likely to respond in the coming weeks and months as we ramp up our rollout. The response to the Express version of the Water Balance Model was especially encouraging,” states Ted van der Gulik, Chair of the Water Balance Model Partnershi, and Senior Engineer in theMinistry of Agriculture.
“In talking about the Climate Change Module, I explained that the team of Chris Jensen, Dr. Charles Rowney and Jim Dumont have taken the complex science of global climate modeling and have incorporated it in a way that we believe makes it easy for engineers, planners and others to understand and apply.”
“The highlight of the day for me was the enthusiastic reaction when I presented some images that illustrate our vision for the Water Balance Model Express for Landowners. To be rolled out later in 2012, this tool will have pre-set performance targets that are watershed-specific. This means that landowners will then be able to focus on the geometrics of fitting rainfall capture measures onto their properties.”
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