Published On: June 3rd, 2020
This research summary focuses on the Regional District of Nanaimo’s Drinking Water and Watershed Protection Program—a leading example of how local governments can drive innovation and play an influential leadership role in source drinking water protection and watershed governance.
The Watershed Governance Dispatch series highlights leading practical examples and recent developments related to the implementation of watershed governance. Each Dispatch links to the winning conditions for watershed governance outlined in A Blueprint for Watershed Governance in British Columbia (January 2014). This Dispatch relates specifically to the winning conditions of sustainable long-term funding; support and partnership with local government; and availability of data, information, and monitoring.