“Get Your Mind Into the Gutter: A Workshop on Rainwater Harvesting in British Columbia”




Many BC communities are often water-short when demand is greatest. And now our climate is changing. To future-proof communities, the 45 actions and targets in Living Water Smart, British Columbia’s Water Plan establish expectations for doing business differently. This provincial target frames the learning outcomes for the workshop: 50% of new municipal water needs will be acquired through conservation by 2020.


The common perception is that BC has an abundance of water…but does it?

“On December 3rd in the City of Richmond, the Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC and the Irrigation Industry Association of BC (IIABC) are co-hosting A Workshop on Rainwater Harvesting. We are collaborating to build a foundation for future change,” states Keesha Rossario, IIABC President.

Keesha_Rosario_02_IIABC-President_120p“The workshop program comprise four modules. The content cascades from high level to ground level. First, we set the big picture, with an emphasis on how changes to the BC Plumbing Code support Living Water Smart goals. Then we highlight incentives to utilize rainwater as a resource. After that, we delve into the practical details of implementing rainwater harvesting. We conclude with a town-hall segment on greatest challenges.”

“We all need to be accountable for our water resource. With shared tools and programs; we can collaborate to make a difference,” concludes Keesha Rosario.


TO LEARN MORE and register:

To download a copy of the Program Overview, click on Get Your Mind Into the Gutter: A Workshop on Rainwater Harvesting in British Columbia.

To register for the workshop, go to the IIABC website: https://www.irrigationbc.com/irrigation/courses/view_scheduled/119




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