Apr 2013

REPORT RELEASED: Watershed-Based Approach to Rainwater Management in the Comox Valley

“Recognizing the importance of the issue, the Regional Board identified a rainwater strategy as a NOW priority in its September 2012 Strategic Plan. Rainwater management policy statements and development permit area guidelines will be developed; will include objectives to address climate change impacts, adaptive management and performance standards; and will be implemented as part of the current Official Community Plan review,” stated Kevin Lorette.

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Rainwater Management in Seattle: Mayor’s Executive Order Sets a New Goal for Green Infrastructure

In March, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn announced a new goal for managing Seattle’s stormwater runoff with natural drainage systems. “Whenever possible, we should be looking for ways to better manage our stormwater with natural processes and leveraging our drainage investments. Seattle residents and businesses care about the environment. And that’s why we are inviting the whole community to join us in this effort,” said Mayor McGinn.

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