Your Input

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.

public_session_thumbnailEach public session was comprised of three sections:

  1. Update on the DWWP seven program actions
  2. Overview of the recent region-wide Water Budget study
  3. 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.

poster_displaysInfo Session Presentations:

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

Survey Feedback:

  • 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

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

Thank you,
RDN Drinking Water & Watershed Protection program team