The Lower Mainland’s exceptional B.C. public service employees were the focus of a ceremony in February 2009 hosted by Premier Gordon Campbell, where the recipients of regional Premier’s Innovation and Excellence Awards acknowledging their creativity and dedication were announced. The Water Balance Model for British Columbia was one of the award winners.
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- SUSTAINABLE WATERSHED SYSTEMS, THROUGH ASSET MANAGEMENT: “We have a drainage standard-of-practice that is generally accepted as not achieving what is best for the environment,” stated Jim Dumont at the Comox Valley Eco-Asset Symposium (March 2017)
- BACKGROUNDER SERIES ON SUSTAINABLE WATERSHED SYSTEMS: IREI program goal is to embed ‘state-of-the-art’ hydrology in engineering ‘standard practice’ (April 2017)
- LEADING CHANGE: British Columbia’s Water Balance Methodology – Coming to Terms with “Voodoo Hydrology”! (Forester University Webinar on May 2, 2017)
- ECOLOGICAL ACCOUNTING PROTOCOL: Embed ‘state-of-the-art’ hydrology in engineering ‘standard practice’ as a first step to valuing watersheds as infrastructure assets
- FLASHBACK TO 2010: “Adapting to Climate Change – An Introduction for Canadian Municipalities” reported that the impacts of changing climate were already evident in Canada and globally
- VIDEO: Convening for Action at the Comox Valley Eco-Asset Symposium: “Restorative development is within your grasp. You know what to do. Go do it,” urged Bob Sandford in his closing reflections (March 2017)
- DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCE: A program goal for the Georgia Basin Inter-Regional Education Initiative is to embed ‘state-of-the-art’ hydrology in engineering ‘standard practice’ (April 2017)
- DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCE: Watershed Moments – Something really good is happening in British Columbia (April 2017)
- DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCE: Forester University Webinar on Protecting Urban Watersheds and Stream Health in British Columbia (April 2017)