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The Umbrella

Created: 5/20/2014 - Updated: 12/14/2018

Overview

The Umbrella is an online tool designed to promote knowledge-sharing and collaboration on stormwater and other green infrastructure issues. The Umbrella is hosted and managed by Green Communities Canada in association with our RAIN program

All members gain access to a library of resources, from background papers on stormwater management, green infrastructure and pollution, to case studies of cities making innovative stormwater plans, to instructional and promotional materials about reducing stormwater pollution. In addition to the library, The Umbrella is a place to have discussions with other engaged citizens on issues related to stormwater, and to find out about events which you may be interested in.

Audience

Anyone with an interest in the issues around stormwater management and green infrastructure can join. Create an account sign in if you already have an account.

GREEN COMMUNITIES CANADA (GCC) is a national association of community organizations that help people go green – in their homes and gardens, on the road, at work, and in the community.

GCC has over two dozen member organizations in every region of the country, with combined annual revenues of $24 million, 600 employees, and more than 2000 volunteers.

GCC and its member organizations work together to help Canadians:

Keywords

Scale of Project: 
Community / Local
Sector Addressed: 
Transportation / Infrastructure
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Flooding
Flow patterns
Storms or extreme weather events
Water supply
Type of Tool: 
Community Planning
Communication / Outreach
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Community Planning (developing climate-smart communities)