FLASHBACK TO 2010: “We need to completely reinvent how we deal with storm water. The leaders of the Capital Regional District must take action and establish a rainwater management strategy,” wrote Calvin Sandborn in an Op-Ed published in the Victoria Times-Colonist
Note to Reader:
In February 2010, the Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Victoria published a report titled Re-Inventing Rainwater Management: A Strategy to Protect Health and Restore Nature in the Capital Region. An Op-Ed published in the Victoria Times-Colonist was part of the communication roll-out. The article below presents extracts from the Op-Ed, written by Calvin Sandborn, Legal Director.
Re-Inventing Rainwater Management in the Capital Region
In an op-ed column published by the Victoria Times-Colonist, Calvin Sandborn of the Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Victoria wrote that “rainwater management practices have recently been developed that make the 21st-century green city possible.”
“This low-impact development approach mimics the natural water cycle, allowing water to infiltrate down through the soil and slowly release into the watershed.
“It is time for a change in the way that we manage storm water. If we act now, our grandchildren will benefit dramatically. But first the leaders of the Capital Regional District must take action and establish a rainwater management strategy.”
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A Strategy to Restore Nature
The article was part of the roll-out for Re-Inventing Rainwater Management: A Strategy to Protect Health and Restore Nature in the Capital Region, released in February 2010.
The report demonstrates that ‘Design with Nature’ approaches and Low Impact Development techniques are environmentally superior, and often are cheaper. In addition, they can provide incalculable benefits.