Course Description

Green Infrastructure uses a suite of rainwater management tools to protect, restore and mimic the natural water cycle through engineered and nature based solutions, and its implementation is central to the City of Vancouver’s Rain City Strategy.

The rainwater that falls on our hard urban surfaces – also known as urban rainwater runoff - collects pollutants found on rooftops, streets, parking lots, and other surfaces. Green infrastructure provides treatment for this urban runoff before the water is infiltrated to the subsurface or joins the sewer system. This presentation highlights the City of Vancouver’s One Water approach to enhance our utility services while improving Vancouver’s water quality and resilience through sustainable water management.

P.Geo., PMP

Heidi Horlacher

Course curriculum

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    Vancouver’s Rain City Strategy: Using Nature Based Solutions to Improve Water Quality

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