During the Roundtable Sharing portion of the Partners Forum, there was emphasis on the use of soil and trees to achieve beneficial rainwater management outcomes.
Metro Vancouver Region
Delta has completed numerous examples of rain gardens and infiltration swales on public rights-of-way. Delta's experience illustrates the benefits of landscape-based solutions to solve drainage issues and create community amenities.
The challenge for high growth communities is to make informed choices that will produce cumulative benefits over time, and thereby ensure long-term community vitality and liveability. The Green Infrastructure Partnership brought its ‘design with nature' message to a receptive audience at a Sustainability Community Breakfast hosted by the Greater Vancouver Regional District.
At the third in the 2006 Showcasing Green Infrastructure Innovation Series, three roadway projects were showcased: the Country Lanes Demonstration Project and Crown Street Streetscape & Fish Habitat Enhancement Project in the City, and the Sustainability Street Project at UBC.