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,…

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…

What Have We Heard So Far?

Estimated Read Time: 11 Minutes. As we lead up to the Local Government Election Referenda on October 20, 2018, the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) has hosted three public information events to date. The first event began in Lake Cowichan on September 19, followed by a Ladysmith event on September 24, and an event in…