Re-Inventing Rainwater Management in British Columbia: Rainwater runoff the key to a green city


“We need to completely reinvent how we deal with storm water,” says Calvin Sandborn

In an op-ed column published by the Victoria Times-Colonist, Calvin Sandborn of the Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Victoria writes that “rainwater management practices have recently been developed that make the 21st-century gCalvin sanborn (120p)reen city possible.”

“Instead of relying heavily on pipes and concrete, this new approach relies upon soil, trees and open space to naturally absorb, store, evaporate and filter rainwater.”

About the Author and the Article

Calvin Sandborn is the Legal Director of the Environmental Law Clinic. To read  the complete article as published in the Victoria Times-Colonist, click on Rainwater runoff the key to a green city.

The article is part of the rollout for a report titled Re-Inventing Rainwater Management: A Strategy to Protect Health and Restore Nature in the Capital Region, released in February.

The report demonstrates that ‘Design with Nature’ approaches and Low Impact Development techniques are environmentally superior, and often are cheaper. In addition, they can provide incalculable benefits.

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