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British Columbia Partnership announces that Drainage Infrastructure Screening Tool is now LIVE!

Many drainage conveyance systems operate without serious problems for many years. Yet many engineering studies recommend plans for pipe replacement and upsizing that would cost tens of millions of dollars, money that local governments do not have. Reliance on complex computer models and inflexible application of design standards may be having an unintended consequence.   Framework for Screening and Decision-Making To help local governments make informed decisions
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British Columbia Partnership announces that Drainage Infrastructure Screening Tool is now LIVE!

Many drainage conveyance systems operate without serious problems for many years. Yet many engineering studies recommend plans for pipe replacement and upsizing that would cost tens of millions of dollars, money that local governments do not have. Reliance on complex computer models and inflexible application of design standards may be having an unintended consequence. Framework for Screening and Decision-Making To help local governments make informed decisions AND
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British Columbia Partnership announces that Drainage Infrastructure Screening Tool is now LIVE!

Many drainage conveyance systems operate without serious problems for many years. Yet many engineering studies recommend plans for pipe replacement and upsizing that would cost tens of millions of dollars, money that local governments do not have. Reliance on complex computer models and inflexible application of design standards may be having an unintended consequence.   Framework for Screening and Decision-Making To help local governments make informed decisions
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British Columbia Partnership announces that rebuilt “Water Balance Model” now incorporates Tree Canopy Module

In 2005, the District of North Vancouver initiated a precedent-setting initiative in partnership with the University of British Columbia (UBC).  By the beginning of 2007, a network of 60 “tree canopy climate stations” was in place across the North Shore region of Metro Vancouver. The research findings were published in a Master’s thesis dated April 2010. The research has informed development of the Tree Canopy Module
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British Columbia Partnership announces that rebuilt “Water Balance Model” now incorporates Climate Change Module

  Note to Reader: Launched in 2003 by a British Columbia inter-governmental  partnership, the web-based Water Balance Model is a scenario comparison and decision support tool. In 2009, the partnership released a comprehensive document titled Water Balance Model for Canada – The Plan for the Future. This laid out a road map for greatly increasing both the computational capabilities of the tool and its usability
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British Columbia Partnership announces that rebuilt “Water Balance Model” now incorporates Climate Change Module

  Note to Reader: Launched in 2003 by a British Columbia inter-governmental  partnership, the web-based Water Balance Model is a scenario comparison and decision support tool. In 2009, the partnership released a comprehensive document titled Water Balance Model for Canada – The Plan for the Future. This laid out a road map for greatly increasing both the computational capabilities of the tool and its usability
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British Columbia Partnership announces that rebuilt “Water Balance Model” is now LIVE!

Linux Platform Enables Expanded Capabilities The Water Balance Model for British Columbia is a scenario comparison tool. Launched in 2003, it can help local governments create a future watershed vision by informing their decisions about the impacts, or not, of their ‘water footprint’ on watershed health. In December 2011, the Water Balance Model Partnership completed a year-long program to rebuild both the website front-end and
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The Plan for the Future: Implementation Status Reports for 2010 and 2011

The Water Balance Model Partnership is systematically implementing enhancements that will materially expand the decision support capabilities of the Water Balance Model (WBM). Commencing in July 2010, the the Partnership has been issuing status reports at the end of every month. These are intended to keep the “WBM community-of-practice” fully informed.  The Partnership is looking for timely feedback on user experiences so that the WBM team will
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Inter-Governmental Partnership released “The Plan for the Future” in 2009

Released by the British Columbia Inter-Governmental Partnership in November 2009, Water Balance Model for Canada – The Plan for the Future is a comprehensive document that will guide tool enhancement over the next three years.   What Stakeholders Need to Know “The Plan for the Future provides a concise synopsis of “need to know” information about the Water Balance Model,” explains Ted van der Gulik,
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3-year program will enhance capabilities of ‘Water Balance Model for Canada’

The rapid growth and success of the present second generation of the Water Balance Model has fuelled a level of user interest and need that has made it clear that the time has come for the next bold leap forward in the evolution of this web-based tool.   Enhancement of Water Balance Model The Water Balance Model Partnership is proceeding with implementation of a $500,000
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