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Beyond the Guidebook Initiative

It’s raining, it’s pouring – BC Communities are leading the way


“A key challenge in ensuring urban stream health has been getting all the players involved in the community to move in the same direction. “Convening for Action” involves bringing everyone together in a workshop setting to share experiences, talk about barriers, and find solutions,” states Deborah Carlson.

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Beyond the Guidebook 2010: Paradigm-shift from ISMP to 'Integrated Rainwater Management Plan'


“Beyond the Guidebook 2007 initiated the paradigm-shift from the single-function view of traditional ‘stormwater management’ to the holistic, integrated and landscape-based perspective that is captured by the term ‘RAINwater Management’. The time is now right to make the break from ‘ISMP’ and instead use Integrated Rainwater Management Plan.”,” states Peter Law.

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Convening for action at Comox Valley seminar series: "create a picture of the future that we want "


The City of Courtenay was the host municipality for the 2008 Comox Valley Learning Lunch Seminar Series. At the third and final seminar in the Series, held in November 2008, Kim Stephens re-capped the first two seminars, reinforced the provincial context for the series, and reviewed the learning outcomes. ”A design with nature approach are re-use of resources are key to climate change adaptation,” he stated in conclusion.

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Beyond the Guidebook: Context for Rainwater Management and Green Infrastructure in BC


Beyond the Guidebook 2007 connects the dots between the water balance methodology and stream health protection. “Through implementation of ‘green infrastructure’ policies and practices, the desired outcome in going Beyond the Guidebook is to apply what we have learned at the site scale over the past five years…so that we can truly protect and/or restore stream health in urban watersheds”, stated Paul Ham.

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