Storm Water Management Stakeholder Forum Launched

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GLOBE-Net, October 9, 2013 -Storm water management is becoming increasingly important to decrease flooding, protect clean water sources and to recapture grey for water building operations.

GLOBE Performance Solutions, a subsidiary of the GLOBE Group, has just released its first quarterly newsletter, Storm Water Management Stakeholder Forum covering the latest technological developments in storm water management applications.  

The initial content includes knowledge transfer of controlled laboratory studies, new procedures for laboratory testing, and the development of guides for protocols and procedures for storm water treatment technologies and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) watershed management and leadership activities and its TRCA Living City Campus (LLC). 

The Canadian Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Program is a program operated by GLOBE Performance Solutions under license from Environment Canada. 

Operated by the TRCA, the LLC is one of ten members of a consortium of leading technology performance testing and verification organizations working with Globe Performance Solutions to increase awareness and market the application of the Canadian ETV Program. 

GLOBE Performance Solutions works with a consortium of leading technology performance testing and verification organizations. 

The consortium represents an important source of expertise for technology performance measurement and verification in addressing global challenges related to clean air, land, water and energy. 

Consortium members are well-established Canadian technical organizations with the required facilities, expertise and competence for conducting technology performance testing and verification. 

The Canadian Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Program is a program operated by GLOBE Performance Solutions under license from Environment Canada. 

The ETV process is designed to provide objective and quality assured performance data on environmental technologies so that users, developers, regulators and other parties can make informed decisions about purchasing, applying and regulating these technologies. 

The Canadian ETV Program provides an independent and reliable process for verifying environmental performance claims of innovative technologies, processes and products. 

“The new “Procedure for Laboratory Testing of Oil-and-Grit Separators (OGS)” was developed in order to provide a level playing field in the market that allows OGS technologies to be verified under the Canadian ETV Program,” says Mark Heilig, Director of Operations for GLOBE Performance Solutions.

[stextbox id=”custom” float=”true” align=”right” width=”300″ bcolor=”77d6f7″ bgcolor=”77d6f7″ image=”null”]”The new “Procedure for Laboratory Testing of Oil-and-Grit Separators (OGS)” was developed in order to provide a level playing field in the market that allows OGS technologies to be verified under the Canadian ETV Program,” says Mark Heilig, Director of Operations for GLOBE Performance Solutions.[/stextbox]

Development of the “Procedure for Laboratory Testing of Oil-and-Grit Separators”  was prepared by TRCA for the Canadian ETV program and is in alignment with Environment Canada’s objectives to give easy access to reliable performance information leading to new, environmentally sound technologies and solutions. 

Establishment of theStormwater Management Stakeholder Forumcame about following the completion of “The Procedure for Laboratory Testing of Oil-and-Grit Separators (OGS)”. 

The intent of the Storm Water Management Stakeholder Forum is to serve as a vehicle for information sharing and collaboration on topics related to storm water management (not only oil-and-grit separators). 

The Forum will function as a “community of practice” and initially will be used to provide information on how various jurisdictions are applying the OGS “test procedure”. It will also be used to help determine other stormwater-related priorities that may be of interest. For example, the development of a summary of current stormwater management requirements across Canada. 

Learn more: 

Information on the forum is available on the GLOBE Performance Solutions website click here. To read the report prepared by the Toronto Region Conservation Authority, Procedure for Laboratory Testing of Oil-and-Grit Separators, September 2013, click here


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