Convening for Action on Vancouver Island

CAVI is the acronym for Convening for Action on Vancouver Island. CAVI is a regional pilot program that is being implemented under the umbrella of the “Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia”. The purpose of CAVI is to provide research and education for practitioners (primarily local government administrators, engineers, planners and elected officials) so that they can plan for sustainable water resources in the context of burgeoning settlement activity.

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A Look Back to Formation of the Inter-Governmental Partnership

The practice of low impact development often involves efforts to reduce the impacts of rainmwater runoff using various types of “source controls” designed to minimize runoff volumes. To answer questions about the effectiveness of source controls under a range of land use and climate conditions, an Inter-Governmental Partnership was formed in 2002 to fund development of the Water Balance Model for British Columbia.

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