The American Water Resources Association (Washington State Branch) and the Canadian Water Resources Association (B.C. Branch) are co-hosting a 2-day conference in Seattle, Washington on October 4-5, 2007.
Nature's Revenue Streams is a 3-year public-private pilot project, based in Saanich BC, that will link rainwater infrastructure to the restoration of stream and watershed function. The project will show how urban development can be used as an opportunity to improve watershed and stream health, build/restore aquatic habitat and reduce infrastructure costs for developers and the municipality while also addressing rainwater runoff.
Three provincial Ministries and the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans have formed a Vancouver Island Coordinating Team to facilitate a consistent, science-based approach to rainwater management on Vancouver Island.
Sensitive Habitat Inventory and Mapping (SHIM) is a standard for fish and aquatic habitat mapping in urban and rural watersheds in British Columbia. SHIM attempts to ensure the collection and mapping of reliable, high quality, current, and spatially accurate information about local freshwater habitats, watercourses, and associated riparian communities.
Initiated in 1997 by two B.C. residents, Clive Callaway and Sarah Kipp, The Living by Water Project promotes healthier human and wildlife habitat along freshwater and marine shorelines throughout Canada.
The Okanagan Lake Action Plan Update presentation provides an overview of the 20-year Okanagan Lake Action Plan, which was initiated ten years ago to restore declining kokanee stocks in Okanagan Lake.