WBM Express for Landowners

WBM Express introduced to Comox Valley Regional District in July 2013

“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.

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WBM Express introduced to Cowichan Valley Regional Board in June 2013

“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.

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Sustainable Rainwater Management: ‘Water Balance Model Express for Landowners’ ready for prime time in November 2012 in Victoria!

The Express integrates three pre-set performance targets using a methodology developed by Jim Dumont, Engineering Applications Authority for the Express. These are watershed-specific and link rainfall to stream health. This frees users to focus solely on selecting rainfall capture measures that will achieve their specific pre-set targets for storage, infiltration and stream baseflow sustenance. The underlying technical approach is precedent-setting.

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Water Balance Model for Express: Metro Vancouver grant triggered federal Climate Change Adaptation funding in 2012

“Elected representatives on the Utilities Committee learned that the Water Balance Model is a tool available to Metro Vancouver’s (municipal) members so that they will be able to more effectively and efficiently fulfil their rainwater and stormwater management actions under our region’s Integrated Liquid Waste and Resource Management Plan,” stated Mayor Darrell Mussatto.

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Partnership released "Vision Document for Water Balance Model Express" in March 2012

“The Vision Document is the first step in the implementation process for the WBM Express. The Partnership has developed guiding principles and a framework for tool development. This sets the stage for undertaking technical design and programming in the coming months. In the interim, this Vision Document will serve as a communication tool,” wrote Ted van der Gulik.

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