Rainwater Management on Vancouver Island: Third in series of regional events resonates with Victoria audience


EMCO rainwater tech session (june 2006) - crowd scene

Convening for Action

The EMCO Corporation has collaborated with the inter-governmental Water Balance Model Partnership to sponsor and organize three regional technical sessions on Rainwater Management in British Columbia. The frist two were held in Kelowna and Kamloops in late 2005. The third in the series was an evening session in Victoria in June 2006. The format for these evening events consists of display booths as well as informative presentations on current provincial Guidelines and initiatives, plus on-the-ground measures to achieve rainwater management objectives.

According to Ted van der Gulik, Chair of the Inter-Governmental Partnership that has been responsible for development of the Water Balance Model for British Columbia, “The IGP values the relationship that has been evolving with EMCO. We are pleased that we can contribute to the success of technical sessions organized by an industry leader. The success of these sessions helps us spread the word about practical tools that government is developing to meet the needs of practitioners on the ground.”

 EMCO rainwater tech session (june 2006) - opening slide

THEME OF KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS: The session included a rousing presentation by Rick Lloyd that demonstrated that engineers can also be very, very passionate about the environment and what we are doing to it in the name of engineering standards. Drawing on his decades of experience as a municipal engineer, he challenged the audience to ‘think outside the pipe’ and issued a call to action to engineers to design with nature rather than trying to conquer it.



For the complete story, click on this link to Rainwater Management – The Series.