Beyond the Guidebook 2010 tells the stories of the champions who are implementing change on the ground. Equally important, this guidance document also presents a framework for establishing watershed-specific performance targets and implementing green infrastructure.
Getting there may require a course correction in the way some Integrated Stormwater Management Plans (ISMPs) are being developed. Commencing today, Water Bucket is publishing a series of five weekly articles that will elaborate on what is an ISMP, how we can do more with less, and how to be outcome-oriented.
“Outcome-oriented planning is a problem-solving PROCESS. It is not a procedure. It is not a matter of applying a regulation or a checklist,” states Tim Pringle President of the Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia, the newly created society where the Water Balance Model now resides.
“Going through a process becomes talent development. Participants have to be committed to the outcome. To get there, they have to function as a team. It is the talent development process that enables development of outcome-oriented plans. It is very definitely a grounded approach.”