Green roofs useful for conserving threatened grassland and prairie habitats, Edmonton research suggests
Posted on May 24, 2018 in Climate change adaptation, green roofs, Biodiversity, Research
Beetles and spiders find their way to green roofs and readily colonize them, shows recent Edmonton research. So what?Continue Reading
Posted on May 22, 2018 in Guidance Documents , Volume Targets, Stream Stability, Water Quality, Riparian Setbacks
Nose Creek was the first watershed in Alberta to implement a runoff volume control target. The updated plan calls for the target to be held at the 2013 level pending additional modelling and monitoring work and introduction of provincial reuse policy, guidelines, and performance criteria. In addition, the plan calls for a redevelopment runoff volume control target and related water quality objectives to be established, and to improve certainty and timeliness of approvals incorporating LID. The plan also addresses riparian setbacks and water quality. Comments are being accepted until June 15, 2018.Continue Reading
Posted on May 22, 2018 in Guidance Documents , Inspection, Monitoring, Erosion and Sediment Control
This Standard specifies minimum requirements for the inspection of ESC measures throughout the duration of a construction project, as well as requirements and recommendations for monitoring certain water quality parameters. Review is open until July 2, 2018.Continue Reading
Posted on Apr 09, 2018 in Guidance Documents , Design, Construction, Bioretention, Climate change adaptation
The National Research Council of Canada, under its Climate Resilient Buildings and Core Public Infrastructure Program, is supporting the development of standards that integrate and enhance climate change adaptation. The Green Infrastructure Technical Committee has produced its first standards, now open for public review, on the Design and Construction of Bioretention Systems.
Public comments are open until April 23, 2018 for the construction standard; and May 27 for the design standard.
Posted on Jun 14, 2017 in Stewardship, Native Plants, Riparian Restoration, Homeowner Action, Volunteers
We had a great time planting and we had a front row seat to the removal work of the old bridge at 12 St S.E. More photos to come.Continue Reading
Posted on May 17, 2017 in Modelling and Calculators, U.S. EPA, Feasibility
The U.S. EPA has released a new planning level cost estimation tool for its National Stormwater Calculator. There's also a nifty short video explaining the need for stormwater controls from a water quality perspective.Continue Reading