INNOVATION MAGAZINE (cover story): Sustainable Watershed Systems – Nature’s Assets Provide Vital Community Infrastructure Services (published in the September/October 2016 issue)
Note to Reader:
The September-October 2016 issue of Innovation Magazine, the Journal of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC), featured noteworthy presentations from three professional development sessions in advance of the 2016 Annual Conference in October 2016.
One of these articles, the magazine cover story, introduced the APEGBC membership to a new BC sustainability initiative that advances integration of watershed assets into everyday community infrastructure planning and management.
Watershed Systems Thinking Meets Asset Management
The article is a collaborative effort of Kim Stephens (Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia), Glen Brown (Union of BC Municipalities), and Brian Bedford (BC Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development).
The Partnership for Water Sustainability, Province, and UBCM, along with Asset Management BC, are aligning efforts to advance implementation of Asset Management for Sustainable Service Delivery: A Framework for BC.
The four share a commitment to a whole systems approach to community development and infrastructure servicing. The Partnership contribution is integration of “watershed systems thinking” into the BC Framework. This means restore hydrologic integrity and mimic the natural Water Balance through a blend of engineered assets and nature’s services.
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