The purpose of the Water Management Plan is to provide actions to manage water and its use that: have broad public support, protect the ecological function of the system, balance water supply and use today and in the future, and increase the understanding of the Cowichan Basin system and its water issues.
The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD), Cowichan Tribes, the Cowichan Watershed Board, and Catalyst Paper have partnered together to initiate a community planning process that will explore future water use needs alongside a range of different potential water supply and storage options. The goal is to seek agreement on a long-term solution to better ensure water […]
This Recommendations Brief summarizes the outcomes from a 16-month scoping process undertaken by Cowichan Tribes and the Province of BC (FLNRORD) to: develop consensus decisions regarding planning in the Xwulqw’selu – Koksilah Watershed; and, scope a long-term agreement with respect to ongoing collaborative management and governance of the Watershed. It is being provided to Cowichan […]
The Cowichan Watershed Board draws its strength from its foundational governance model, with Cowichan Tribes and Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) participating as equal partners and Co-Chairs steering the Board. Their partnership to advance whole-of-watershed health is also a deep commitment to moving down the path of reconciliation. The Cowichan watershed – a vital sharedresource […]
This business plan was developed to provide direction and guidance to Cowichan Watershed Board (CWB) members and staff in terms of identifying priorities, providing strategic direction over the short and long term, identifying the resources required to do the work and evaluating progress. It includes a five year strategic plan clearly identifying priorities, an annual […]