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To test drive the “Water Balance Model Express for Landowners”…….

Click on the individual links to the Express for North Vancouver District, Cowichan Region, City of Surrey, City of Coquitlam and Comox Valley in British Columbia; and Membertou First Nation in Cape Breton

Partnership for Water Sustainability couples Water Balance Express with DRainscapes video

Framed for a broad audience, “DRainscapes” is a three-minute animation that explains the link between a single yard and the watershed system. “Finding ways to share the tools of our profession with wide audiences is increasingly necessary. It defines our ability to quickly adapt to our increasingly erratic environment, as citizens and cities implement the tools we have created to mitigate the impacts of development and climate change,” states Daniel Roehr.

Free 30-Day Trial Account Enables General Users to Test Model Capabilities

“The Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC has established three categories of model users, each with a different degree of access to the various features of the ‘Water Balance Model powered by QUALHYMO’. General Users are limited to registering under the Free Trial Account category. The account and any scenarios created by the General User will be deleted thirty (30) days from the date of registration,” explains Kim Stephens, Executive Director.

Technical Manual enables Water Balance Model users to “follow the numbers”

“The community of Water Balance Model users had been asking for a technical manual that documents the intelligent WBM interface that translates user information into data used by the QUALHYMO engine. The lens for manual development was the engineering user who wants to follow the numbers from the WBM interface keystroke to the QUALHYMO file. In a nutshell, it is all about data mapping,” stated Richard Boase.

What Do You Wonder? – Just Ask Jim Dumont!

Jim Dumont is the Engineering Applications Authority for the Water Balance Model Partnership. He is a recognized specialist in hydrologic modelling. Jim Dumont evolved the Water Balance Methodology to address the relationship between rainfall volume control and resulting flow rates in streams; and developed the Stream Health Methodology as the technical foundation for the ‘Beyond the Guidebook’ initiative in 2007. This methodology correlated stream erosion as a measure of stream health.

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