Okanagan Rain to Resource Workshop: Ted van der Gulik presents the storyline for "Beyond the Guidebook 2010"

“Beyond the Guidebook 2010 demonstrates that the practitioner culture is changing as an outcome of collaboration, partnerships and alignment; and provides local governments with 'how to' guidance for developing outcome-oriented urban watershed plans,” states Ted van der Gulik. “The Guidebook recognized that water volume is something over which local government has control through its infrastructure policies, practices and standards.”

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East Clayton ‘Green’ Development in Surrey established BC precedent for implementing performance target approach to rainfall capture

“The Neighbourhood Concept Plan (NCP) established rainfall capture objectives to maintaining the predevelopment runoff rates and volumes. The clay soils and limited infiltration rates drove innovation in both the calculation methods and the design details to allow the volumetric runoff coefficient to be maintained in both single family and multi-family sites,” states Jim Dumont.

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City of Surrey case study experience is genesis for Stream Health Methodology embedded in Water Balance Model

“The East Clayton development in Surrey was the first development in the Lower Mainland that utilized green infrastructure techniques and facilities. Looking back, application of the water balance methodology to East Clayton can now be seen as the genesis for the Stream Health Methodology that is embedded in the Water Balance Model powered by QUALHYMO,” reports Kim Stephens

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District of North Vancouver experience in applying the Water Balance Model to develop a watershed restoration vision

“We saw the Water Balance Model as an important tool that would help us to work within our developed community to restore function and value based on the premise that developed land can contribute to watershed restoration,” said Richard Boase. “A key message from the District of North Vancouver experience is that Council is making informed decisions based on information derived from use of the Water Balance Model.”

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