Friday, March 30, 2012

World Water Day Calgary 2012 - A Look Back

One of the World Water Day 2012 events in Calgary was a dinner presentation at the Water Centre.

This event was sponsored by: City of Calgary (host facility sponsor), Stantec Consulting, Amec, Alberta WaterSMART, CH2M Hill, Urban Systems, Stormwater Solutions, Westhoff Engineering Resources, ISL, Matrix Solutions, Klohn Crippen, Associated Engineering

The opening presentation "State of the Bow River" was by Mark Bennett, Executive Director of the Bow River Basin Council. Very good information.

The BRBC does great work, and their quarterly Education Forums are open to public.

Next up was Bert van Duin from the City of Calgary with "Low Impact Development for Stormwater Source Control".

Perhaps a bit surprisingly, this was a very interesting topic, with some great slides, showing what's being done in Calgary to mitigate the effect of stormwater runoff on the Elbow and Bow Rivers.

The final presenter was Chuck Slack, Principal and Senior Project Manager for Klohn Crippen Berger, the company that built the "Bow River Weir Project", now known as Harvie Passage.

Chuck told the story of the 'Weir Project' from the very beginning to the present. 

Lots of great photos and videos, plus significant detail on every aspect of the project. Not surprising, coming from an engineer. :-)

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