EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe (100×150)
“Green infrastructure changes improve the health of our waters while creating local jobs, saving communities money and making them healthier and more prosperous places to raise a family and start a business.”
Three provincial Ministries and the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans have formed a Vancouver Island Coordinating Team to facilitate a consistent, science-based approach to rainwater management on Vancouver Island. Implementation is keyed to use of the Water Balance Model for British Columbia.The objective in aligning efforts is to advance the state-of-the-practice in rainwater management on Vancouver Island.
Integrated Community Sustainability Planning is a process for envisioning and planning for the long-term well-being of communities. Approximately five million dollars over the next five years will be available for local governments outside the Greater Vancouver Regional District to engage in ICSP.