Andrew Chan Presented at the 2015 Canadian Water Resources Association Alberta Conference “Adapting to a Changing Environment,” held in Red Deer, Alberta. He presented “Water Resiliency and Turning a Waste into a Resource” that looked at how municipalities in the over-allocated South Saskatchewan River Basin can be more resilient in times of water shortages.
Andrew presented a modelling tool developed by Dillon that will help The City of Calgary meet their water efficiency and conservation commitments while servicing growth through the use of stormwater for irrigation of park spaces normally irrigated by City water. This will mean lower potable water demand, reduced demands on municipal drinking water treatment and delivery systems and in turn reduce the cost to taxpayers in the long term. Using treated stormwater for irrigation allows developers to meet The City’s stormwater approval requirements and reduces water quality loading and its impacts on downstream receiving water bodies. The tool will be released by The City to the consulting industry to assist with development planning and approvals.
Andrew is an associate and water resources engineer at Dillon with over 18 years of experience. His experience includes stormwater management and low impact development planning, design and construction; watershed studies; hydrologic and hydraulic modelling; river engineering; and hydrometric and climate data monitoring for projects across Canada and internationally. Andrew was recently profiled in the CWRA Water Matters website.