Rainwater Management in the Okanagan: first in series of three regional events sponsored by EMCO


What is Rainwater Management?

Kelowna was the venue for an evening technical session on October 19, 2005 that provided Okanagan municipalities and practitioners with the opportunity to gain insight into emerging practices and products for achieving rainwater management objectives in British Columbia.

The event attracted over 60 attendees, including representatives of all the major municipalities in the Okanagan and Thompson regions.

Attendees came from as far away as Osoyoos in the south and Kamloops in the north.

To Learn More:

To download a context document that was a handout, click on Well, What is Rainwater Management, Really?


Featured Speakers

conrad-pryce_moe_120pThe evening featured two presentations: one by Conrad Pryce (right) of the Ministry of Environment, and the other by Kim Stephens representing the Inter-Governmental Partnership that has developed the Water Balance Model for British Columbia.

To Learn More:

To download their presentations, click on the links below:

Water Sustainability & “Green” Subdivision Design

This technical session was the first in a series of three events, and set the stage for:

  • November 2005: The City of Kelowna and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (APEGBC) co-sponsored a half-day seminar titled Water Sustainability & “Green” Subdivision Design: A Seminar on the Water Balance Model for British Columbia. The seminar program was structured around an online demonstration in order to provide attendees with a participatory experience.
  • February 2006: APEGBC and the University of British Columbia Okanagan Depending are co-sponsoring a full-day training workshop on how to use the Water Balance Model.

The Kelowna event was sponsored by the EMCO Corporation.