Water Balance Model for Express: Metro Vancouver grant triggered federal Climate Change Adaptation funding in 2012


Kim Stephens updates Metro Vancouver’s Utilities Committee

In May 2012, Kim Stephens of the Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC met with Metro Vancouver elected representatives to thank them for the $50,000 grant that subsequently enabled the Partnership to trigger additional grant funding from the 1KimStephens_2010_120pfederal-provincial Regional Adaptation Collaboratives program.

“Without the financial support of Metro Vancouver, it simply would not have been possible to trigger the additional funding within the narrow window of opportunity. Your support has made it possible to proceed with development of the Water Balance Model Express,” Kim Stephens informed the regional politicians.

“When Kim Stephens met with the Metro Vancouver Utilities Committee to provide us with a progress report on the Water Balance Model and inter-regional collaboration, we were impressed that our $50,000 grant has leveraged $250,000 in cash and in-kind contributions,” states City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto, Chair of the Committee. His municipality was a founding member of the Water Balance Model Partnership in 2002, and is a charter member of the Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC.

“The Committee learned that the Water Balance Model is a tool available to Metro Vancouver’s members so that they will be able to more effectively and efficiently fulfil their rainwater and stormwater management actions under our region’s Integrated Liquid Waste and Resource Management Plan.”

To Learn More:

To download the briefing document that provided the basis for a delegation request, click on May 2012 Report to Metro Vancouver Utilities Committee.

To download the presentation slides that provided the backdrop for the conversation with the committee, click here.

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