RDN’s Drinking Water & Watershed Protection – Finalists for Water’s Next “Early Adopter” Award

The Regional District of Nanaimo’s Drinking Water and Watershed Protection (DWWP) program earned recognition as a finalist for this year’s Water’s Next Awards, hosted by Water Canada, for our outstanding accomplishments in the Early Adopter Project category!

We were runner-up to the winners in that category, Water Rangers, announced on June 20th at the Water’s Next Award gala in Vancouver.

What makes the RDN an early adopter is the implementation of a program that addresses drinking water and watershed protection through regional coordination of water management initiatives across jurisdictions, employing collaboration with many partners on a watershed/aquifer scale. This proactive investment in generating a strong understanding of regional water resources in order to support land use, infrastructure and development decisions that provide for a resilient and economically prosperous region is unique in all of BC. To learn more about the program efforts and accomplishments, see www.dwwp.ca.

Every year, Water Canada’s Water’s Next awards program honours the incredible achievements and ideas of individuals and organizations that successfully work to make a positive change to water in our country and abroad. This year there were 59 nominations and 34 finalists.

Check out the other finalists and award winners at the Water’s Next website watersummit.ca/waters-next/.