Richard Boase is the new Co-Chair of the Water Balance Model Inter-Governmental Partnership
At the Surrey Forum in March 2009, the Inter-Governmental Partnership announced that Richard Boase (District of North Vancouver) has succeeded Laura Maclean (Environment Canada) as Co-Chair of the Water Balance Model project.
“Laura Maclean had served as IGP Co-Chair with distinction for almost seven years. Her new duties with the Canadian Environment Assessment Agency means that Laura’s career is going in a new direction,” stated Ted van der Gulik, Chair. “We will miss Laura’s wisdom and commonsense approach. We wish her well in her new career.”
“Richard Boase was a founding member of the IGP in 2002, and has served on the Water Balance Model steering committee ever since,” continued Ted van der Gulik. “Naming him Co-Chair is a timely way to recognize Richard’s dedication and commitment to the mission over the years. He has always been ready, willing and available to tell the Water Balance Model story and conduct seminars and workshops throughout the Lower Mainland and all the way to Chilliwack, in the Okanagan, on Vancouver Island and in Alberta.”
“We have a responsibility to treat water as an ecosystem service and how it relates to soil and vegetation. It is a 3-way cycle,” stated Richard Boase when describing his vision when describing his vision to the audience at the Surrey Forum. “That is the direction in which I will be pushing.”
What is the Water Balance Model?
The new “Water Balance Model powered by QUALHYMO” is unique, bridges engineering and planning, links development sites to the stream and watershed, and enables local governments to establish science-based runoff performance targets. To learn more, click on the following link to an article in the April 2008 issue of Runoff: Create Liveable Communities and Protect Stream Health: Water Balance Model powered by QUALHYMO integrates the site with the watershed and the stream.
Posted May 2009