Rainwater Runoff Source Control Poster Series

To complement the Water Balance Model for Brtish Columbia, the Stormwater Inter-Agency Group (SILG) – a technical committee of the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) – commissioned a research project to create Stormwater Source Controls Design Guidelines 2005. This work is based on the adaptation of design standards from areas of Europe, Australia, New Zealand and North America with similar climatic and soil conditions. The objective of this project was to reduce information barriers that previously stood in the way of effective implementation of rainwater source controls in the Georgia Basin region of British Columbia. The focus was on the technical details of practices in landscape areas that treat rainwater through plant materials and soils by infiltration, retention, detention and evapotranspiration. SILG has provided financial support for development of the Water Balance Model because it is a tool that will enable Greater Vancouver municipalities to fulfil their commitments to integrated stormwater management planning under the regional Liquid Waste Management Plan. This is the driver for applying the water balance approach. In British Columbia, the technical language is being simplified so that there will be a clearer public and practitioner understanding of the suite of source control options for capturing rain where it falls. Key features of the research information have been displayed in a set of poster presentations that can be downloaded from the Water Bucket.

Author Greater Vancouver Regional District

Publisher Greater Vancouver Regional District