John Slater MLA (120p)
Living Water Smart sets the direction for changes to use of water and development of land. One-third of the 45 actions in Living Water Smart either require legislative change or would be strengthened with changes to water laws.
Local governments are increasingly looking toward non-built rainwater management strategies, including trees, to reduce the cost of constructing stormwater control infrastructure.
A decade ago, British Columbia and Washington State had the same science and a common understanding of what it meant. The point of departure for rainwater management and green infrastructure was the same. A decade later, are they on diverging paths? “We call our approach designing with nature,” continued Remi Dubé, “We have borrowed from the teachings of Ian McHarg because we believe this is the way we will create livable communities and protect stream health.”