Cross-Border Collaboration

JOIN US FOR A WATERSHED MOMENT AT THE ‘PARKSVILLE 2019 SYMPOSIUM’: Cross-border collaboration expands our horizons and connects us with a larger body of experience!

The program design for the Parksville 2019 Symposium builds on a large body of collaborative work undertaken over decades in British Columbia and Washington State. When creekshed protection policies and practices are based on an understanding of WHY and HOW hydrology is the engine that powers ecological services, then they would be effective in achieving desired outcomes. Parksville 2018 will celebrate local government initiatives that are ‘getting it right’. Follow the leaders!

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REINVENT URBAN DRAINAGE ENGINEERING PRACTICE TO MITIGATE CHANGES IN HYDROLOGY: “To protect watershed health, understand the watershed as a Whole System, and mimic the natural water balance,” stated Dr. Richard Horner, University of Washington (Seattle)

In the mid-1990s, the pioneer work of Dr. Richard Horner and Dr. Chris May resulted in a hydrology-based framework for protecting watershed health. In 1996, they published a seminal paper that synthesized a decade of Puget Sound research. “So many studies manipulate a single variable out of context with the whole and its many additional variables,” stated Dr. Richard Horner. “We, on the other hand, investigated whole systems in place, tying together measures of the landscape, stream habitat, and aquatic life.”

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