Tuesday, 1 April 2014

New Video Series: Innovations in Stormwater Management

A new new video series entitled Innovations in Stormwater Management, was recently produced by Dr. Hans Schreier and the Master of Land and Water Systems program at the University of British Columbia.

The series is made up of 4 short videos that explore innovative stormwater management at the property, neighborhood and watershed scale.  A fourth video provides an introduction and overview of the key concepts.

“The video series is designed to show what individual house owners can do to manage rainfall, reduce their water footprint and minimize surface runoff from their property. At the neighborhood scale, we feature municipal innovations that deal with roads and parking lot runoff; and at the watershed scale, we address the cumulative effects and the options to reduce all impacts from urban activities," explains Julie Wilson, Academic Coordinator, Master of Land and Water Systems Program at the University of BC. Julie Wilson is the narrator and producer of the video series.

Video Team: Julie Wilson, Duncan McHugh and Hans Schreier, Faculty of Land & Food System, U.B.C.

"It was a pleasure to showcase some of the local champions of low impact designs for urban rainwater and stormwater management in this video series,” states Dr. Hans Schreier, Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia. “Our interactive map shows all of our featured locations, and this is just a drop in the bucket in terms of what is out there!”

“Given the increase in climatic variability and urban land use intensification, it is high time that we promote innovations that deal with increasing flooding events and urban pollution. The video series features what some of the leaders in innovative stormwater management are doing in the Metro Vancouver region.”

“This is our first attempt in trying to translate science into actions in the hope that these innovations will be increasingly mainstream in the future,” concludes Hans Schreier.

Click here to access the video series (http://mlws.landfood.ubc.ca/videos/)

1 comment:

  1. Those were really informative videos. It clearly taught me how bodies of water is affected by runoff. This shows how proper design planning is important. This is to prevent problems such as erosion and contamination. Good thing we have environmental consultants who does comprehensive assessment to come up with correct preventive measures. http://www.envirotech.com.au/geotechnical-site-management-stormwater