British Columbia welcomes City of Edmonton to the Water Balance Model Partnership

Four largest cities in Alberta and BC are WBM Partners: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Surrey  
In 2008, the British Columbia Inter-Governmental Partnership (BCIGP) and Alberta Low Impact Development Partnership (ALIDP) formalized an Inter-Provincial Partnership to advance green infrastructure practices that achieve water sustainability outcomes.
“We developed the web-based Water Balance Model for Canada to help local governments implement affordable and effective land use strategies that both green the urban landscape and improve watershed health,” states Ted van der Gulik, BCIGP Chair. He also chairs the Inter-Provincial Partnership.
“The Inter-Provincial Partnership is pleased to announce that the City of Edmonton has become a Water Balance Model Partner. This means that the four largest cities in our two provinces are partners.”
The Water Balance Model is a scenario modelling and decision support tool that is accessible to multiple levels of users who have a wide range of technical backgrounds, from hydrology experts to stewardship groups.
To read the complete story posted on the Water Bucket website, click on Inter-Provincial Partnership announces that City of Edmonton is the newest Water Balance Model Partner. 
News Release #2010-02
January 26, 2010

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