Free Micro Drip Irrigation Workshops

Grow Low Flow!

Are you thinking of installing an irrigation system? Want to know more?

One of these free knowledge-packed workshops is for you!

The free introductions to Micro / Drip Irrigation are presented by the Cowichan Watershed Board in partnership with the Cowichan Valley Regional District and the District of North Cowichan.

The workshops will be lead by an irrigation professional, Karen Hounsome.

World Water Day 2017

Media Release: March 21, 2017

WORLD WATER DAY

“World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home...”  (UN Water, http://www.worldwaterday.org/)

(Duncan, BC) As communities across the globe recognize UN World Water Day, and the Cowichan Valley watches the last remnants of snow trickle into rivers and out to sea, the Cowichan Watershed Board would like to applaud our most water wise residents for leading the way to a sustainable future. 

Groundwater licensing just makes sense

David Slade, Cowichan Valley Citizen, 05 Jan 2017

Some facts on groundwater licensing:

There has been considerable alarm and a lot of confusion related to the new laws around the licensing of groundwater. The fact that well owners are uncertain about how the regulations and fees will affect them is not surprising, since from my own experience the government agencies are still trying to sort it out themselves.

For those who are affected and/or interested, I will try to provide some info and perhaps some rationale.

Climate change threatens survival of Cowichan River

David Anderson, Vancouver Sun, September 23, 2106

During my time as federal Environment and Fisheries Minister I experienced firsthand how climate change was affecting Canada’s environment.  It is by far the most critical challenge that governments of the world are facing. It is not a problem for those living far away or a problem for far in the future. Climate change impacts are showing up right here and they are showing up now.

Protect our most precious resource, or we're all dead in the water

Oliver M. Brandes & Rosie Simms, Vancouver Sun, 24 August 2016

Patricia Clarke, Nicola Tribal AssociationRecent headlines — from the Nestle water showdown in Ontario, to the recognition of drought as the biggest health risk in Africa (even ahead of AIDS), to California and Australia facing persistent and historical levels of scarcity — demonstrate what a water crisis can look like.

Closer to home, last year’s panic-inducing drought and this summer’s failed Fraser River salmon run show the growing concern around our most precious resource: water. 

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