Town of Oliver case study featured at 2006 Water Balance Model Training Workshop
In February 2006, the University of British Columbia Okanagan was the venue for a training workshop on the Water Balance Model for British Columbia, a web-based decision support and scenario modeling tool for rainwater source control evaluation. Organized by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC) in collaboration with the Inter-Governmental Partnership, the workshop was initiated by the City of Kelowna to provide Southern Interior design professionals and others with hands-on training in a computer lab setting.
To gain insight into how the training session was structured, click on Lesson Plan for Water Balance Model Training Workshop held in Kelowna at UBC-Okanagan University.
Willowglen Subdivision in Oliver
The Willowglen subdivision in the Town of Oliver was used as a case study example to illustrate the application of scenario modelling to achieve performance targets, while at the same time making the exercise realistic.
On-site rainwater capture and ground discharge has for several decades been the preferred practice in the Town of Oliver. “We view this approach as good engineering; it makes sense,” stated Terry Underwood, the City's longstanding engineering consultant of record.
For the complete story on the workshop program and what was accomplished, click on Design with Nature & Rainwater Management: APEGBC organizes and UBC-Okanagan hosts Water Balance Model Training Workshop.
Original story posted in February 2006