Tree Canopy Research Project Brings Science into Community


North Shore municipalities partner with the University of British Columbia
Richard boase, 2007 wbm partners forum

At the 2007 Water Balance Model Partners Forum, Richard Boase of the District of North Vancouver  described the partnership between the University of BC and the three North Shore municipalities to implement the precedent-setting Tree Canopy Research Project.

“This project has opened the door to a long-term partnership with UBC to bring science into the community. At the end of the day, the project will enable communities to make informed planning decisions about designing with nature.”  For more on this story, please click on this link to Tree Canopy Research Project Brings Rainwater Management Science into the Community.

UBC tree canopy research project - 60 stations

To view Richard's presentation, please click on this link to The Story of the UBC Tree Canopy Interception Research Project; and to learn more about the project, please click here.


Water Balance Model Partners Forum

The desire to mitigate environmental impacts has provided a driver for the ‘green infrastructure' movement in British Columbia. This movement is water-centric, is founded on a natural systems approach, and is influencing infrastructure policies, practices and standards. The Water Balance Model Partners Forum hosted by the Greater Vancouver Regional District in March 2007 provided a timely opportunity for Partners to share success stories and lessons learned in implementing green infrastructure. For the complete story on the Partners Forum, please click here.


Posted May 2007