AT THE DIALOGUE IN NANAIMO: Ted van der Gulik explained why the Ministry of Agriculture & Lands is leading the Water Balance Model initiative
Introduction to Water Balance Model
The web-based Water Balance Model for British Columbia is an example of a planning and engineering tool that can help communities reduce their ‘water footprint’. Winner of a Premier’s Award for Innovation and Excellence in 2009, the Water Balance Model is a unique tool. It was developed in BC through an inter-governmental partnership, supports the Province’s Living Water Smart and Green Communities initiatives, and has gone national through an inter-provincial partnership.
Why the Ministry of Agriculture & Lands?
The Dialogue in Nanaimo featured a 7-person Water Panel that included Ted van der Gulik, Chair of the Water Balance Model Inter-Governmental Partnership, and Senior Engineer in the Ministry of Agriculture & Lands.
“People always ask me: Why are you Chair of the Water Balance Model when you work in agriculture?”, he stated in response to a question from the audience about engineering standards.
To Learn More:
To read Ted’s explanation, click on Dialogue in Nanaimo: Ted van der Gulik explains why the Ministry of Agriculture & Lands is leading the Water Balance Model initiative to access the complete story posted on the Rainwater Management Community-of-Interest.