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Sustainable Rainwater Management: Capital Regional District hosted third in 2012-2013 series of “Water Balance Model Training Workshops

Workshop Showcased Green Infrastructure Practices that Reduce a Community’s ‘Water Footprint’

“The Water Balance Model Express for Landowners represents a bold leap forward in the way it strips the problem to its essence.  It is an accessible, affordable and effective tool. The Express solves the vast majority of common problems faced by a homeowner exploring ways to implement rainfall capture in accordance with a watershed plan, without requiring use of tools designed for more complex situations,” states Dr. Charles Rowney, Scientific Authority for the Water Balance Model Partnership.

“Reliance on complex computer models and inflexible application of design standards may be having an unintended consequence. To help local governments make informed decisions AND achieve more at less cost, the Water Balance Model Partnership has developed a web-based Drainage Infrastructure Screening Tool. This enables local governments to undertake drainage system capacity analysis without the need for intensive and expensive modelling of the storm sewer system,” states Ted van der Gulik, Chair.

 

Workshop Overview

Learn How to Implement Green Infrastructure Practices that Reduce a Community’s ‘Water Footprint’ at the Water Balance Model training workshop, hosted by the Capital Regional District (CRD).  To register, visit the Civic Info website: Registration

Learn core concepts, such as how to:

  • lighten the ‘water footprint’;
  • achieve more at less cost;
  • adapt to climate change; and
  • protect stream and watershed health

The 3-person teaching team of Kim Stephens, Richard Boase and Jim Dumont will demonstrate how-to-use the Water Balance Model Express and Drainage Infrastructure Screening Tool. In particular, Richard Boase will share the District of North Vancouver experience in applying these tools to support land development and infrastructure decisions.  The afternoon segment will provide a hands-on opportunity in a computer lab setting for those participants who wish to delve into the HOW of the WBM Express.  Please bring a laptop!

 

Who Should Attend

The workshop is an opportunity for planning, engineering and other local government staff – including managers and supervisors – to gain an understanding and appreciation of the speed and power of these tools in generating useful answers in minutes rather than in hours or days.

 

Workshop Details

Date:

November 29, 2012Coffee and registration is at 9:00am. Workshop is from 9:30am-3:00pm

Location:

Boardroom, Capital Regional District offices, 625 Fisgard Street, Victoria

Cost:

Full Day: $145+HST (Includes lunch) Half Day: $105 +HST (Includes lunch)

Agenda:

To view the agenda, click here Agenda Preview

Registration:

To register, visit the Civic Info website: Registration

  

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