Properly designed “rain gardens” can effectively trap and retain up to 99 percent of common pollutants in urban storm runoff, potentially improving water quality and promoting the conversion of some pollutants into less harmful compounds. This is according to new research scheduled for publication in the February 15, 2006 issue of the American Chemical Society journal, “Environmental Science and Technology”. The affordable, easy-to-design gardens could help solve one of the nation’s most pressing pollution problems.
Founded in 1992, the Center for Watershed Protection is a non-profit corporation that provides local governments, activists, and watershed organizations around the country with the technical tools for protecting some of the nation’s most precious natural resources: our streams, lakes and rivers. The Center has developed and disseminated a multi-disciplinary strategy to watershed protection that encompasses watershed planning, watershed restoration, stormwater management, watershed research, better site design, education and outreach, and watershed training.
CWRA is a national organization of individuals and organizations interested in the management of Canada's water resources. The membership is composed of private and public sector water resource professionals including managers, administrators, scientists, academics, students and users.
As communities are established, as populations increase, our shared responsibility should not only be directed towards monitoring the provincial inter-ministerial and public processes in place on what has and is occurring in our local watersheds, and to our subsurface flows, but also to become visionaries for the future well being of those community residents and to the integrity of our watersheds.
For over thirty years, the Freshwater Society has been a leading public nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving, restoring, and protecting freshwater resources and their surrounding watersheds. Through its program initiatives in freshwater resource management, groundwater and surface water stewardship activities, public education, conferences and publications, the Freshwater Society has been a catalyst for understanding one of our most important natural resources.
FREMP is an inter-governmental partnership established to coordinate the environmental management of the significant aquatic ecosystem of the Fraser River Estuary in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.
The mandate of C-CIARN Water Resources is to develop an active network of researchers, stakeholders and decision makers working in the field of climate change impacts and adaptation, to facilitate research and help to provide a voice and visibility to impacts and adaptation issues.
The Water Supply Association of B.C. will represent the interests of local and regional water suppliers by providing the following: education, government lobbying, water suppliers representation, affiliations with water-related industrial associations, active participation in water supply issues, communication with members, and general information.
Water Resources Division is presently responsible for administering and implementing water-related policies, regulations and programs, which includes the Yukon Waters Act and the Yukon Waters Regulations.
The objective of the Water Resources Management Division is to administer various statutes as they relate to the allocation of water, stream alterations, protection of water supply areas, licensing of well drillers and other aspects of water resource management.