Monday, January 31, 2011
The Most Efficient Infrastructure is 'Design with Nature' - Start With Water Sustainability
"Vancouver Island communities enjoy many natural amenities that are in the resources bank and producing returns. Lakes, streams, sea coast, forests, topography, flora and fauna comprise Island ecology which endows human settlements and the quality of the natural environment," writes Tim Pringle, President of the Partnership for Water Sustainability, in the first issue of his President's Perspective.
"These assets enable communities to draw on nature for infrastructure services needed for the built environment. By designing with nature, as it were, communities lessen and sometimes avoid the expense of engineering and building various kinds of infrastructure."
To read the complete article, click on President's Perspective: 'Design with Nature' Starts With Water Sustainability