Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.38
Liaison Jennifer Martel
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of the Fraser Valley
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
Less comprehensive policies, plans or guidelines that incorporate green infrastructure

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

Green Infrastructure and Low Impact Development practices are implemented on a case by case basis and informed by policies in several documents (see next section). These practices require consideration and are not mandated on all new construction projects.

A copy of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines:

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

UFV does not currently have a dedicated Stormwater Management Plan that guides green infrastructure and low impact development practices on all campuses. However, several guiding documents reference stormwater management practices, and UFV has a network of storm retention/collection ponds throughout the campuses.

For example, UFV's Abbotsford Campus Master Plan contains design guidelines for stormwater management including:
- Integrate stormwater management practices throughout the whole site, not only in one area
- Utilize permeable paving materials
- Minimize the use of impermeable hardscape surfaces
- Utilize water-tolerant planting
- Incorporate green infrastructure where appropriate Vegetated swale

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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