Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.20
Liaison Juanita Van Norman
Submission Date Aug. 5, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Manitoba
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Christie Nairn
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
Comprehensive policies, plans or guidelines that require LID practices for all new projects

A brief description of the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices:

UM uses native draught resistant vegetation, permeable surfaces and natural landscape features to reduce the amount of runoff. Within the UM Sustainable Design Guidelines, all projects mist substantially reduce or prevent area from the area of the project. In addition, UM conducted a Land Drainage Study which identified and provided recommendations for the most impacted areas at the Fort Garry campus.

With the most recent roadway redevelopment, silva cells were used to support the boulevard tree growth while providing on-site stormwater management.


A copy of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines:
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A brief description of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines that supports the responses above:

Within the UM Sustainable Design Guidelines, rain and stormwater management features must be implemented on all projects to substantially reduce or prevent runoff from the project area. Irrigation can be used during vegetation establishment phases, but not for long-term maintenance. New buildings, public realm, and infrastructure projects shall also be designed to address the anticipated rain and stormwater events of 2100. This typically involves designing buildings and landscapes to enhance water infiltration strategies and accommodating more frequent major flooding events.


Website URL where information about the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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