The Regional District of Nanaimo’s (RDN) Drinking Water and Watershed Protection (DWWP) staff delivered four public information sessions across the RDN in October 2013.
Each public session was comprised of three sections:
- Update on the DWWP seven program actions
- Overview of the recent region-wide Water Budget study
- Introduction to Integrated Watershed Management Planning
Receiving public feedback is an essential component of the DWWP program and we asked for input via two avenues:
- a poster display for each of the seven program actions with space for comments and questions, AND
- a survey questionnaire at the end of the session.
In total, 112 residents participated in the Public Information Sessions. Several comments and questions were received on the poster session flip-charts and approximately 40% of all attendees submitted completed surveys forms.
Info Session Presentations:
- Parksville – October 10, 2013
- Nanaimo – October 17, 2013
- Qualicum Beach – October 23, 2013
- Gabriola Island – October 29, 2013
Poster Displays & Feedback:
- Poster Displays & Summary of Poster Feedback
- Program 1: Public Involvement & Awareness
- Program 2: Water Resources Inventory & Monitoring
- Program 3: Land Use Planning & Development
- Program 4: Watershed Management Planning
- Program 5: Water Use Management
- Program 6: Water Quality Management
- Program 7: Adapting to Climate Change
- Were you aware of the DWWP program prior to this session?
75% Yes 23% No 2% Did not answer
- Are you generally happy with the service this program provides?
49% Yes 32% Somewhat 4% No 15% Did not answer
- General comments
- Did you enjoy this session?
- Was there anything that you were hoping to hear that was not covered today?
- Are there any other initiatives you would like to see as part of the DWWP program that were not mentioned today?
- Additional contributions or comments specifically on any of the 3 segments covered?
- Poster Display/Program Updates
- Water Budget Study (this website)
- Integrated Watershed Management
We would like to thank all those who participated in the October 2013 public information sessions. If you have any comments or questions please contact us at 250-390-6560 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
RDN Drinking Water & Watershed Protection program team