ACCESS AND DOWNLOAD A SET OF REPORTS ON: British Columbia’s Agriculture Water Demand Model – learn about province-wide application and results


An Okanagan Basin Water Strategy was initiated by Land and Water British Columbia in 2004 in response to significant pressures being exerted on the water resources in the basin.

The Agricultural Water Demand Model was developed to provide current and future agriculture water demands for the Okanagan Basin. Success of the project included assistance from the following:

Agriculture and Agri-food Canada
Environment Canada
Ministry of Agriculture and Lands
Okanagan Basin Water Board
University of Lethbridge

The model is based on a GIS database that contains information on cropping, irrigation system type, soils type and climatic data.

The survey area included all properties within the Agricultural Land Reserve and those occurring outside the ALR where there is active agriculture.

Ag water demand model - okanagan basin


View the  Report for the Okanagan Basin  funded by the following:

Canada-British Columbia Water Supply Expansion Program

Okanagan Basin Water Board


As well, we now have reports available in PDF format on the following areas of British Columbia:

Report for the Nicola Watershed

Report for the Kettle Watershed

Report for the Similkameen Watershed

Report for Metro Vancouver

Report for the Cowichan Valley

Report for the Regional District of Nanaimo

Report for the Bonaparte Watershed

Report for the North Thompson

Report for the Comox Valley Regional District

Report for the Regional District of Fraser Valley

Report for the City of Kamloops

Report for the Regional District of Central Kootenay

Report for Sunshine Coast Regional District

Report for qathet Regional District