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Water Balance Model

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Historical Context

The coming together of a group of change agents in October 1997 set in motion a chain of events that has reverberated through time. By 2003, this led to launching of the web-based Water Balance Model for British Columbia.

How to Use the Model

The substantial benefits to the user in applying the “Water Balance Model powered by QUALHYMO” are three-fold: first, source control types are pre-defined; secondly, there is the ability to quickly create the QUALHYMO input files; and thirdly, the standardized output allows easy and quick review by regulatory agencies.

About the Model

The web-based “Water Balance Model powered by QUALHYMO” integrates the site with the watershed and the stream. This scenario comparison tool underpins Beyond the Guidebook, a provincial initiative to advance implementation of green infrastructure policies and practices throughout British Columbia.

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