Rainwater Runoff the Key to a Green City
Released in February 2010 by the Environmental Law Clinic (ELC) at the University of Victoria, the report titled Re-Inventing Rainwater Management: A Strategy to Protect Health and Restore Nature in the Capital Region documents how 'green' rainwater management has now been adopted by engineers, developers, planners and governments across North America.
A10-minute video produced by Holly Pattison at the Environmental Law Centre explores some of the problems associated with rainwater/stormwater runoff pollution in the Capital Regional District.
"In addition to interviewing several experts and community leaders with knowledge of rainwater and stormwater issues, the film introduces the ELC report that offers a number of innovative solutions, many of which could be applied in the CRD region and beyond," states Holly Pattison, ELC Program Administrator.
“The fact that we unexpectedly discovered a spill during Robert Bridgeman’s interview was really a mixed blessing. Although it was terrible to see such pollution in Douglas Creek, it provided us with a vivid example of what the ELC report is all about. I hope this film and the longer version will be useful tools for the public to learn about stormwater pollution and for lawmakers to take action in order to protect the environment.”
TO LEARN MORE: To view the video, click on Where it falls - Re-inventing rainwater management