British Columbia’s Water Conservation Calculator introduced at 2009 Resilient Cities Conference


Ted van der gulik at 2009 resilient cities conference (360p)

Showcasing the ‘Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia’

The Resilient Cities Conference included a module on the Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia. This created the opportunity for the Action Plan team to elaborate on how ‘green action objectives’ are being achieved in British Columbia.

The presentation team comprised Kim Stephens, Eric Bonham, Mike Tanner and Ted van der Gulik – representing the Water Sustainability Committee of the British Columbia Water & Waste Association (BCWWA). 

img title=”” alt=”British columbia water conservation calculator – logo (trimmed version)” align=”right” src=”” width=”133″ height=”111″ />Ted van der Gulik introduced the Water Conservation Calculator when he described the suite of web-based water management tools that have been developed through partnerships spearheaded by the Province of British Columbia.


A Tool for Small Communities

“The freeware Water Conservation Calculator is an on-line user-friendly tool geared for water purveyors of smaller communities. The Calculator was developed by the BC Ted van der gulik (120p) - oct 2009Ministry of Community & Rural Development to illustrate how specific conservation measures yield both fiscal and physical water consumption savings.”

“Water purveyors can use the tool to assist in presenting their conservation case to council and other decision makers.”

To learn more about the tool, click on Province of British Columbia unveils web-based Water Conservation Calculator at CWWA National Conference in Victoria.


Link to YouTube Video

A video clip has been uploaded to YouTube to provide a record and capture the flavour of how Ted van der Gulik introduced the Water Conservation Calculator. To watch the 3-minute video, click here.

To download the set of PowerPoint slides that accompany the YouTube video, click on Living Water Smart – Doing Business Differently.

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About the Resilient Cities Conference

Sustainability imperatives, the call for climate action, and the pressure for new approaches in almost every urban system have North American cities scrambling to manage the shift toward ecological practices and greater resilience.

To provide solutions to these challenges, three organizations – the  Center for Urban Innovation,  Smart Growth BC,and the Canadian Society of Ecological Economics (CANSEE) – combined forces to co-host Resilient Cities: Urban Strategies for Transition Times in October 2009. The conference was held in Vancouver.


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Postd November 2009