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Statement on Watershed Protection and Cowichan Watershed Board

BC Legislature, Sonia Furstenau MLA, 02 Nov 2017

Today, I spoke in the house to recognize the Cowichan Watershed Board.

Cowichan has been identified by the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance as a candidate for a watershed governance pilot project – in large part due to the work of the Cowichan Watershed Board and many others who are committed to a healthy future for our watersheds and our community.

Dry Koksilah River threatens fish in Cowichan Valley

Sarah Simpson, Cowichan Valley Citizen, 05 Sep 2017

The Koksilah River is in trouble, with low flows threatening fish populations.

The provincial government has announced a level 3 drought rating and is calling for voluntary 30 per cent water-use reductions for residents of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands as temperatures continue to soar.

Of particular concern is the hot weather negatively affecting stream and river flows and water supplies.

Islanders urged to conserve water

Information Bulletin, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, 01 Sep 2017

With weather conditions expected to remain warm and dry in the coming week, dropping water levels have prompted the Province to announce a Level 3 drought rating for Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.

Level 3 drought conditions call for voluntary water-use reductions of 30% from all surface water and groundwater users, including residents, industry, farmers and municipalities.

Wetter winters and drier summers in Cowichan as climate change intensifies, report concludes

Climate change projections for CVRDRobert Barron, Lake Cowican Gazette, 21 Aug 2017

CVRD releases first phase of climate change report

The Cowichan Valley can expect warming temperatures year round as climate change takes hold, according to Kate Miller

Miller, manager of environmental services with the Cowichan Valley Regional District, said climate change will also likely lead to wetter winters and dryer summers in the region.

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.

Date: 

27 Mar 2017

Author: 

Jill Thompson

Publisher: 

Cowichan Watershed Board

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. 

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