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(Sept 30) The Salmon-Safe BC Design Competition for Urban Development

Stormwater run-off is one of the largest non-point sources of pollution in urban areas affecting
the health of salmon and our watersheds. Stormwater often contains contaminants such
as hydrocarbons and heavy metals derived from vehicle exhaust, brakes and leaked fluids as well
as nutrients, pesticides and bacteria from urban and agricultural uses. During rainy days, these
contaminants are collected by rainwater, flow over large paved, impervious surfaces and drain into local fresh and marine waterbodies through storm drains and pipes.

The Salmon-Safe BC Design Competition for Urban Development challenges you to answer:

How can we reimagine our cities and design our urban buildings to adapt to climate change and address water quality, water quantity, and the restoration of aquatic and terrestrial habitat?

For more information see the poster below or click here.

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