More than nine in ten respondents support new measures ranging from stricter rules for managing industrial and municipal water use; to water rights based on the needs of communities rather than first rights of access. “These poll results confirm public support for the protection of freshwater resources,” stated Tony Maas.
Craig Orr (120p) – Executive Director
Watershed Watch Salmon Society
The needs of salmon for water were given a much higher priority than most other consumptive uses of water, especially diverting of rivers for power.
Linda Nowlan (120p)
98 per cent feel fresh water is crucial to the prosperity and quality of life in BC; and 72 per cent say nature should be the priority for managing water use during times of water scarcity.
“Collaborative watershed governance, simply put, is working together to reach shared outcomes and resolving differences among community, private sector and governmental interests, while maintaining or restoring the biophysical and ecosystem resilience of a watershed,” writes Brian Wilkes.
In two days of hands-on workshops, you will learn the latest version of the PCSWMM graphical decision support system, as well as the internals of the latest version of the Stormwater Management Model (SWMM5).
The annual International Conference on Stormwater and Urban Water Systems Modeling is a forum for professionals from across North America and overseas to exchange ideas and experience on current practices and emerging technologies.
Potomac River (300p)
Altered river flows lead to loss of native fish and invertebrate species whose survival and reproduction are tightly linked to specific flow conditions.
“While the costs of adapting to climate change will be in the billions of dollars, New York City’s working philosophy is that the costs of not adapting will be far greater,” writes Bruce Stutz.
Bigger Pipes or Greener Communities: A Hydrological Assessment of using Low Impact Development to Mitigate Future Flooding
“Climate change significantly raises the risk of rain-generated floods and infrastructure failure. To maintain current levels of service, drainage infrastructure will need to be modified and upgraded,” says Chris Jensen.
New York City – Green Infastructure Plan – cover (360p)
The advantage of the green infrastructure approach is that it delivers the same degree of water retention as “grey,” but at a much lower price. When coupled with the traditional approach, it will allow the city to reduce sewer overflows into its waterways by 40% by 2030.