The Social Sciences & Math Building at the University of Victoria is located on the Municipal Saanich/Oak Bay border.

Rainwater Management Techniques Used

Rain gardens

Several gardens will help absorb and retain rainwater runoff from impervious areas.


Swales help to remove silt and pollution from runoff.


Partially or completely covered portions of rooftop are a growing medium with a waterproofing membrane.

Permeable Paving

Pavers allow the transfer of air and water through the paving materials.

Wastewater Harvesting/Reuse

Wastewater from aquaculture tanks is diverted from the sanitary sewer and used for urinals and toilets. The whole system across the University replaces 4ml of potable water.

Project Team