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Public Info Sessions

logo_dwwp_vFive years ago, RDN residents voted to establish a Drinking Water & Watershed Protection service…

Come join us this October as we:

  • Update on DWWP program initiatives to date
  • Present the findings from the recent region-wide Water Budget study, reporting on the known state of our water resources
  • Discuss the development of an Integrated Watershed Management Framework for the RDN: we want your say!

This will be a casual and interactive session. Refreshments will be provided!

For more information, call 250 390 6560 or email watersmart@rdn.bc.ca
See www.dwwp.ca for details on the program

Mark your calendar for a date near you!

  • Thursday, October 10, 2013
    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Parksville Conference Centre – 132 Jensen Ave E, Parksville

  • Thursday, October 17, 2013
    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Beban Social Centre
    – 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo

  • Wednesday, October 23, 2013
    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Qualicum Beach Civic Centre – 747 Jones St., Qualicum Beach

  • Tuesday, October 29, 2013
    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Agi Hall – 465 South Road, Gabriola Island

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Why do we need a DWWP Program?

Through the Drinking Water & Watershed Protection (DWWP) program, we are working to learn more about water in the Region, use this information to make better land use decisions, and help communities protect the environment.

The DWWP Program is supported by the City of Nanaimo, District of Lantzville, City of Parksville, Town of Qualicum Beach, and the RDN’s seven electoral areas.

The quality and amount of water in the ground and in our rivers is directly affected by what we do on the land. Land development, resource extraction, water consumption, and discharge of pollutants all affect water and are on the rise in the RDN.

We have already seen negative changes in many areas. This not only affects the health of our local ecosystems but also the social and economic stability of the Region.

Land use planning and development standards cannot be effectively modified without a clear understanding of our water resources, where they are changing, and why.

Drinking Water & Watershed Protection

Learn more about the RDN’s Drinking Water & Watershed Protection program at

We all live in a watershed

Watersheds are places we call home.

A watershed is an area of land that catches rain and snow and where water flows downward into a specific river, stream, lake, or aquifer (water in the ground).

Think about your local creek, river, or stream.

Where does it come from?

What type of landscapes does it pass through?

Where does the water in your backyard go?

All of the area covered is your watershed.