Date: 

12 Jan 2016

Author: 

J.D.C. Craig & T. Kulchyski

Publisher: 

BC Conservation Foundation & Cowichan Tribes

Study led by B.C. scientist first to map Earth's hidden groundwater

Laura Kane, Canadian Press, November 16 2015

VANCOUVER - Less than six per cent of groundwater in the upper two kilometres of the Earth is renewable within a human lifetime, a new study led by a British Columbia scientist reveals.

Tom Gleeson of the University of Victoria led an international group of hydrologists in producing the first data-driven estimate of the world's total supply of groundwater. The study, published in "Nature Geoscience," found the essential resource is being used up far too quickly.

Plenty of demand puts stress on critical Island waterway

Cowichan River is the lifeblood of this part of Vancouver Island, but it has been diminished by six dry summers in 12 years

Stephen Hume, Vancouver Sun, September 21, 2015
 
Rodger Hunter leans on the rail of Greendale Trestle and points to the glossy green river spilling across a broad outflow from Cowichan Lake before funnelling into narrows just upstream from the old railway crossing repurposed as a pedestrian bridge.

BC Hydro donates $2000 to the Cowichan Water Conservation Challenge

Cowichan Watershed Board, August 24 2015

BC Hydro donates $2000 to the Cowichan Watershed BoardThank you to BC Hydro for helping to cover the material expenses for this summer's Cowichan Water Conservation Challenge, such as toilet leak test kits and outreach postcards.

Pictured here - Ted Olynyk, BC Hydro's Manager, Community Relations for Vancouver Island, presents a $2000 cheque to "Flo" and Cowichan Watershed Board member, Debra Toporowski.

Talking water conservation with Raincoast Aquaponics

Lauren Frost, Guest Columnist, Cowichan Valley Citizen, August 20 2015

Editor’s note: If you haven’t met “Flo” yet, this superhero is visiting Cowichan communities this summer, helping us face down a severe drought and water restrictions. Cowichan Watershed Board summer student Lauren Frost reports in weekly as Flo visits local watershed heroes to learn more about their work (and snap a selfie)!

Raincoast Aquaponics founder Adrian Southern and water hero Flo.— image credit: SubmittedName: Adrian Southern

Occupation: Owner/Founder, Raincoast Aquaponics

Why Flo likes him/her: Water Conservation Hero

Flo: Hi Adrian. Let’s start with how long you have lived in Cowichan Region.

Adrian: I grew up in Cowichan Bay, and recently moved back here from Nanaimo.

Flo: You stand out as a friend of the watershed because of the efforts you make to save water. Thank you for that! What inspired you to start an aquaponic farm?

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