PUBLISHED: 25 June 2018      Last Edited: 25 May 2023

CSMI – Project history

Since 2012, the CSMI and its consultants have completed the following work: 

  • Developed a Terms of Reference to provide a context for which the CSMI can discuss stormwater management within their region (2012).  
  • Identified a stormwater management philosophy within the CSMI geographic area (WaterSMART, 2013). 
  • Identified and assessed stormwater management options and regional scenarios, and identified preferred options (WaterSMART, 2013). 
  • Developed and executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to complete the necessary evaluations and assessments to determine project viability (2013/2014). 
  • Completed an Engineering Assessment of Preferred Stormwater Management Options (MPE, 2014). 
  • Received concept endorsement from political and senior representatives (2014). 
  • Developed and executed another MoU (2014/2015). 
  • Completed a governance evaluation to identify how the group will govern itself moving forward (WaterSMART, 2015). 
  • Completed a Water Balance and Stream Erosion Analysis (MPE, 2015). 
  • Developed and executed the CSMI Master Agreement, that commits partners to forming the CSMI Cooperative and developing subsequent governance agreements by February 2019 (Dentons, 2017).  
  • Developed and executed the CSMI Development, User, and Operation Agreements (Dentons, 2020). 
  • CSMI was officially incorporated (Dentons, 2020). 
  • Completed construction on Stages 1-S and 1-E (2021/2022). 
  • Anticipated design for Stages 1-S Extension and 1-N (MPE, 2023).  
  • Anticipated construction of Stage 2-S (2023), pending land acquisition and regulatory approval.  
  • Anticipated submission of CSMI’s Master Water Act Approval (MPE, 2023). 
  • Anticipated completion of CSMI’s Regional Stormwater Guidelines and Policies (MPE, 2023). 
  • Anticipated completion of CSMI’s Rural BMP and Monitoring strategy (MPE, 2023).  
  • Procured funding throughout the project to complete all the above work.