Douglas College Rain Conference. The Water Balance Model: A Tool for Designing with Nature. www.waterbalance.ca. ‘Designing with Nature’ means:. Create Greener Communities Strive for a Lighter ‘Hydrologic Footprint’ Achieve Higher Levels of Stream Protection.
The Water Balance Model:
A Tool for Designing with Nature
Drainage Planning in BC Has Been Evolving Over the Decades
The “Trickle-Down” Evolution of Watershed Management in BC(How the Past is Influencing the Present)
redefined the engineer’s role, and resulted in an “interdisciplinary and ecosystem approach” to watershed management outside the urban regions
is similarly being translated into an “integrated approach” to urban watershed management at the local government level
The Mission is to Create a Legacy
The Goal is Full Integration of Philosophy Tool StandardsTo Achieve the Desired Outcome
The Missing Link in Watershed Planning has been...
How the Water Balance Model can be used to make better decisions:
The Water Balance Model can be applied at three scales:
Graphic from Smart Growth BC