“Looking back, it is sometimes hard to believe that almost a decade has passed since the City initiated the East Clayton plan. With the passage of time, we tend to take the early innovation for granted. From my perspective, one aspect which really stands out about the East Clayton plan is the integration of sustainability objectives," stated Paul Ham, General Manager of Engineering, when the City of Surrey hosted the second event in the 2006 Showcasing Green Infrastructure Innovation Series.
In providing context for City of Surrey actions over time, Ham highlighted three provincial initiatives that had an early influence on City of Surrey thinking, in particular Stormwater Planning: A Guidebook for British Columbia.
TO LEARN MORE: To read the complete story on the Water Bucket website, click on City of Surrey - "From Pilot Projects to a Watershed Objectives Approach"