“With my current understanding, I see the WBM Express as a tool that would not necessarily be referenced in the OCP and other bylaws, but that the performance standard built into it would be. Staff would direct individual landowners wanting to do small developments towards the WBM Express,” stated Tanis Gower.
Water Balance Model Express for Landowners: Meeting Watershed Targets at the Site Scale in North Vancouver District
“The Development Servicing Bylaw provides a relevant frame of reference for implementing the WBM Express. It contains language that clearly identifies that flood risk and erosion be maintained at rates that approximate the natural forested watershed,” observes Steve Ono.
“The Regional Board is committed to achieving the vision that we share for watershed sustainability in our region. We also appreciate the leadership shown by Kate Miller in guiding the CVRD to the destination. Kate truly is a champion. She is demonstrating how benefits are flowing to this region because we collaborate with other regions,” stated Mayor Rob Hutchins, Chair of the Regional Board.
“The WBM Express will enable Metro Vancouver member municipalities to more easily deliver on regulatory requirements pursuant to the region’s Integrated Liquid Waste & Resource Management Plan. This regulatory document spells out specific actions for on-site rainwater management to protect or restore watershed health,” stated Kim Stephens.