The myth of abundance remains strong. Yet, reality is that many communities face water shortages during summer months when demand is greatest. And with our changing climate, this reality may only become more prevalent and stark in the near future.

Harvesting rainwater is both an ancient tradition and an up-and-coming approach to conservation. In Canada, and across the world, rainwater promises to relieve increasing pressures on stressed municipal supplies. However, its use is accompanied by technical and regulatory complexities and, often, financial barriers.

On December 3 in Vancouver, the Partnership for Water Sustainability and the Irrigation Industry Association of BC (IIABC) are co-hosting a comprehensive workshop on rainwater harvesting in BC. Join nine rainwater harvesting gurus, including Econics’ Kirk Stinchcombe, to get the scoop on BC’s policy, how rainwater fits in demand management programs, and innovative Living Building initiatives.

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