MemberMeet Networking Event: Stormwater isn't just about pipes anymore

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BCWWA MemberMeet Networking Event: Victoria
Stormwater isn't just about pipes anymore!

Join the BC Water & Waste Association on September 28th to learn more about how the integration of landscaping and stormwater management can bring life back into an urban setting. This morning networking event will feature local examples of the diverse ways stormwater can be incorporated into a city’s urban fabric to treat stormwater quality to public health and aquatic life, and to reduce the volume of runoff to protect aquatic habitats and minimize creek erosion.  Presentations will include island-based case studies of ecological urbanism, including the use of raingardens, pervious paving, green roofs and rainwater harvesting and resuse in a urban setting, as well as how a site can function hydrologically pre-and post-development to effectively redirect stormwater.

Date: September 28, 2016
Time: 8:30am - 10:30am
Price: Member $35 | Non-member $45, non-members are always welcome at BCWWA MemberMeets!
Location: 1 Centennial Square


Guest Speakers 

Scott-head shotScott Murdoch, R.L.A., R.P.Bio.
Murdoch de Greeff Landscape Architects

Scott Murdoch is a principal at Murdoch de Greeff Landscape Architects in Victoria, B.C. He is both a Registered Landscape Architect and a Registered Professional Biologist with over 20 years of experience in integrated environmental planning and design, and urban design. Scott’s experience, education and background as a fisheries biologist provide him with the skills needed to develop integrated design solutions. He has made numerous presentations on integrated rainwater management (BC Waste Water Association, BCSLA AGM, Urban Green Buildings Conference, etc.). Scott recently contributed to the Blue Economy Initiative report – Blue City: The Water Sustainable City of the Near Future ( has spearheaded many of the innovative rainwater management projects in the capital region.



Franc D'Ambrosio, Architect
maibc mraic
D'AMBROSIO architecture + urbanism

Franc D’Ambrosio is the Director of a firm of skilled architects and technologists engaged in a collaborative architectural practice. Successful projects with both public and private sector clients have been widely recognized with numerous honours. These include: the RAIC Medal for Urban Architecture; the National Green Building and the National Urban Design Awards; as well as awards from the Planning Institute of BC; the International Waterfront Centre; the Canadian Urban Institute; Smart-Growth BC; and the Canadian Wood Council.

D’Ambrosio’s academic activities include intern mentoring, design studio instructor, speaker and critic. He has served on advisory panels and juries for public art, architectural design and urban planning, and on the Boards of Smart- Growth BC, the AIBC, the RAIC, the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA). He is an Affiliate of the UBC Masters of Urban Design (MUD) program.

His practice focuses on the experience, aesthetics and performance of the built environment, following principles of ecological urbanism that accommodate the inherent conflictual conditions between ecology and the city.The work reflects a passion for the history and patterns of use that constitute urban life. Designs typically begin with coffee, then proceed with site-specific explorations of the hidden potential for relationships between the environment, public and private realms, the community and architecture.



Robert Warren, P.Eng.
Principal, Vancouver Island Branch Manager
Kerr Wood Leidal

Robert joined KWL in 2005 and is a senior municipal and water engineer who manages KWL’s Victoria Branch.  He has over 25 years of experience in water, sewer, and stormwater in British Columbia and Australia.  His area of expertise includes designing new, water, storm and sewer systems, infrastructure planning, road design and master planning.  Rob is a certified MMCD contract administrator.  Rob holds a postgraduate certificate in Water Care from Griffith University in Queenland and was the Project Manager and Engineer of Record for the Fishermans Wharf Raingarden project working with MDI.  He shared the design of the Eco Parking Lot at Cowichan Lake with MDI as well.  He is currently working at Dockside Green updating their stormwater approach.


Who Should Attend

This event will appeal to stormwater management professionals, municipal and regional government staff, civil engineers, architects and others involved with stormwater management in the pursuit of building resilient communities.


Registration Information


 September 23, 2016
Online:  Complete your registration online using a Visa or Mastercard.
Email, mail or fax:  Complete our registration form and send it back to the BCWWA office.



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