Metro Vancouver releases ‘Integrated Liquid Waste and Resource Management Plan’
The Goal: A Sustainable Region
Two years in the making, the Integrated Liquid Waste & Resource Management Plan establishes the framework for moving beyond regulatory compliance to transitioning Metro Vancouver to an approach where management of liquid discharges and rainwater resources is planned and implemented within a broader, sustainability framework.
This framework is one that is designed to achieve the Sustainable Region vision – through resource planning, recovery and management that ultimately integrates liquid and solid waste recovery, land use planning, and the built form/infrastructure.
“It is great that the treatment plant timelines issue has finally been resolved as a result of the Board making a decision on May 21. From the beginning of our involvement in the consultation process, however, the Reference Panel has placed equal importance on what happens ON THE LAND, AT THE SOURCE. Connecting people to the land is essential if the region is to truly achieve the Sustainable Region Vision,” stated Kim Stephens, Chair of the advisory Liquid Waste Management Reference Panel.
To Learn More:
The Plan was adopted at the May 21, 2010 meeting of the Metro Vancouver Board. To download a copy, click on Integrated Liquid Waste & Resource Management Plan.