Water 101


The Water Cycle

Learn more about how water moves between the earth’s surface, subsurface, atmosphere and oceans.


Geoscape Nanaimo

Explore the geological landscape (geoscape) of Nanaimo and area.


What is a Watershed?

Watersheds are places we call home. Learn more about watersheds, wetlands, riparian areas and the interaction between groundwater and surface water.


What is an Aquifer?

An aquifer stores water underground in the spaces between gravel, sand, rock or clay. Learn how a well works, and why over-pumping can impact neighbours and streams.

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