Using Data to Manage Watershed Risks

Estimated Read Time: 5 Minutes How can we make better land management decisions? Climate change is expected to result in considerable changes to streamflow. Effects will differ from year to year and in different types of watersheds. While precipitation is projected to increase in the wet season and decrease in the dry season, on average,…

What is the Cowichan Housing Association?

The Cowichan Housing Association (CHA) was established in 2015, under the BC Non-Profit Society Act. It emerged from the work of the Regional Affordable Housing Directorate under the umbrella of Social Planning Cowichan. What Does the CHA Do? The CHA is a regional organization that works to improve affordable housing at all levels of the…

Climate Change in our Region: Preparing for the New Normal

Estimated Read Time: 7 Minutes We are already experiencing a “new normal” of summer drought and winter flooding in the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD).  We need to prepare for hotter, drier summers, wetter winters, and more frequent, intense storms.  Our changing climate may impact our clean drinking water, landscaping and gardens, food and wine…