The mission of the Alberta Low Impact Development Partnership is to protect and maintain the integrity of the natural environment while promoting the growth, prosperity and quality of life of Alberta’s communities. Implementation of low impact development practices will lead to healthier, more sustainable watersheds.
The University of British Columbia (UBC) is the lead organization for a national initiative that is intended to facilitate a paradigm-shift from a single-function stormwater management to a multi-objective rainwater management way-of-thinking. The objective is to create a national network of experts that collaborate and share their experiences. To make things happen, earlier this year the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at UBC received a grant from the Canadian Water Network to promote a 'knowledge translation strategy'.