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 that achieves the Sustainable Region Vision.
“The region’s integrated plan provides municipalities with clear direction for implementing green infrastructure – for example, Action #1.1.20 commits us to updating our bylaws to require on-site rainwater management. By achieving a lighter water footprint, we can protect stream health; and we can adapt to climate change,” reports the District of North Vancouver’s Richard Boase. He is Co-Chair of the Water Balance Model Partnership.
Richard Boase, WBM Co-Chair
“Action #1.1.20 is now the regulatory driver for the Water Balance Model. So, it is timely that Version 2.0 is currently in beta-testing mode. We will go live in a matter of weeks. This scenario comparison tool is used to assess the effectiveness of green infrastructure.”