Brad Lancaster – Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond

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Brad Lancaster – Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond

Now that my last blog entry has you all fired up to harvest stormwater in Street-Side Eddy Basins—over 50,000 views!—wouldn’t a great next step be to get the skinny on how to make the best-performing eddy basin possible?

After all, successful basins will naturally be much more effective ambassadors of green infrastructure than slapdash ones!

So, I present to you some Important Elevation and Slope Relationships of Eddy or Backwater Basins. While experimentation has its place, read this blog entry to learn from the mistakes (like mine) of those who’ve gone before you.

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Getting a beautiful garden planter for your home that manages stormwater from yo…

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Getting a beautiful garden planter for your home that manages stormwater from your roof + provides beautiful native plants for pollinators is easier (and cheaper!) than you might think. Sign up for a free Rain Check workshop now to beat the spring rush! Upcoming workshops: http://bit.ly/rain-check

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Slow RAIN

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Slow RAIN

Soil the most basic form of green stormwater infrastructure. Happy to see the Environmental Commissioner release this.

https://eco.on.ca/reports/2016-putting-soil-health-first/

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Soak it Up! Webinar Series Fall 2016

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Soak it Up! Webinar Series Fall 2016

Reminders: Registered participants will receive a follow-up email after a webinar with the recording link. Recordings can be viewed on browsers.   Before you register, check out the FAQs section below to ensure you have the technology required to attend the webinars live. After you have registered,…

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Slovenia adds water to constitution as fundamental right for all

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Slovenia adds water to constitution as fundamental right for all

Parliament adopts amendment that declares country’s abundant clean supplies are ‘a public good managed by the state’ and ‘not a market commodity’

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Waterkeeper Alliance President Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. speaking from the frontlin…

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Waterkeeper Alliance President Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. speaking from the frontlines of Standing Rock yesterday. #nodapl #waterislife #WaterwayWednesday

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Study shows Alberta’s rivers under threat due to climate change

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Study shows Alberta’s rivers under threat due to climate change

A new study shows Alberta’s rivers — the main source of water for agriculture on the Prairie provinces — are increasingly under threat due to climate change and human activities. The res…

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World leaders wade into water to fight climate change

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World leaders wade into water to fight climate change

Leaders at the United Nations COP 22 Climate Summit move water to the forefront because when the effects of global warming show up, we usually see water behaving in some destructive way.

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Alberta WaterPortal

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Alberta WaterPortal

More than 205 billion litres of raw sewage and untreated waste water spewed into Canada’s rivers and oceans last year, CBC News has learned, despite federal regulations introduced in 2012 to try to solve the problem.

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CANARM

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CANARM

The provincial government expects that schools will be built to the silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) minimum standard but they are “going for gold”, Ruston said. The school, for example, will have green roofs so that plants can be grown on them, and a rainwater collection system.

Red Deer Public Schools “going for gold” with new school



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