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Re-Inventing Rainwater Management in the Capital Region: University of Victoria report urges formation of Capital Regional District Rainwater Commission

“A Regional Commission is necessary to overcome the main barrier to rational rainwater management: the fragmented jurisdiction over runoff in the region. We envision that the new Commission would create a long-term Regional Integrated Watershed Management Plan with a number of mandatory targets,” states Calvin Sandborn.

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A decade ago the SmartStorm Forum Series set in motion a chain of events that are still reverberating in British Columbia

When the SmartStorm Forum Series introduced the term 'smart development' a decade ago, the goal was to advance implementation of an integrated and balanced approach to land use. “When we decided to host the second event on the Sunshine Coast, the skeptics asked me who would come. Well, they did come and they came from far and wide, including a representative of the Ontario Ministry of Environment,” stated Barry Janyk.

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Application of the "DFO Urban Stormwater Guidelines" has evolved over the past decade to protect stream health

“While we need to have volume reduction targets, at the end of the day it is how effectively we apply the suite of available rainwater management tools that will ultimately determine whether we will succeed in protecting stream health at a watershed scale,” stated Corino Salomi. “The objective of protecting stream health is broader than how much volume one can infiltrate on a particular development.”

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