Chris Jensen is using sophisticated computer models to assess the ability of various low-impact development strategies to cope with rainwater.
Queen Anne's County in Maryland uses pervious concrete to protect Chesapeake Bay by preventing rainwater runoff
Pervious concrete — the technology Queen Anne's County will use in Bloomfield Farm's parking lots — allows water to drain straight through into a reservoir below the pavement where it can subsequently soak into the ground.
Gary Noble (120p) – City of Nanaimo
Solutions to climate change often originate from small scale community initiatives. This project is an excellent example of local scale action that can provide valuable information. Green roofs have an immense potential for offsetting carbon emissions originating from building operations.
Ted van der Gulik introduces British Columbia's Water Balance Model to an international audience at 2009 Resilient Cities Conference
“The Water Balance Model supports new approaches to water management, and will facilitate informed decision-making about climate change adaptation. The Water Balance Model is moving toward an expert system with broad capabilities,” said Ted van der Gulik.
Canada-British Columbia Partnership Supports Rainwater/Stormwater Treatment Improvements in 100 Mile House
A recently completed rainwater/stormwater management system will remove up to 85% of the stormwater pollutants released into Little Bridge Creek.
Two Ontario Conservation Authorities collaborate to develop "Low Impact Development Stormwater Management Manual"
TRCA Manual – cover
The manual provides guidance regarding the planning and design of structural low impact development practices for rainwater/stormwater management. It is a tool to help developers, consultants, municipalities and landowners understand and implement more sustainable rainwater/stormwater management practices.
‘Green City, Clean Waters’ reimagines the city as an oasis of rain gardens, green roofs, permeable pavements, thousands of additional trees, and more. “I believe it’s the most significant investment in transforming the city that we’ll see in our lifetimes,” said Patrick Starr, Pennsylvania Environmental Council. “It will change the way neighborhoods look, the way many streets and blocks look.”
Hans Peter Meyer comments on 'rainwater management' at the 2008 Comox Valley Learning Lunch Seminar Series
In 2005 Bruce Ferguson completed the first comprehensive guide to porous pavements, which have been called “the holy grail of environmental site design” and “potentially the biggest development in urban watersheds since the invention of the automobile.”