Jun 2012

Do You Wonder How Lower Mainland Local Government Leaders are Implementing Green Infrastructure to Protect Watershed Health?

“The City of Surrey has extensive experience with ISMP development and implementation. Now in its fifth decade of continuous implementation experience, the City continues to evolve and adapt a watershed–based approach that incorporates lessons learned in getting green infrastructure built right. Creating good plans come from integrating good concepts from a variety of sources into the needs of the watershed,” states Carrie Baron.

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Drainage Infrastructure Screening Tool saves money, and makes it easy to assess implications of a changing climate!

“Now, local governments can focus on what is most important AND achieve more at less cost. The Screening Tool is not intended to replace detailed analysis during the design process; rather, it provides a quick and inexpensive look into the drainage system performance to highlight any problem areas. Thus it will provide inexpensive input into establishing priorities for capital budgets,” states Jim Dumont.

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POLIS Project on Ecological Governance hosts "Navigating Our Water Future: Lessons Learned from Europe and Australia"

“For many years, Australia and Europe have faced serious problems with the management and governance of their water resources—from the effects of severe drought, to the challenges of jurisdictional fragmentation, unclear responsibilities, and disconnected governance. These challenges offer a glimpse into Canada’s water future,” states Oliver Brandes.

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