The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) was instituted in 1970 through a collaboration of the three Okanagan regional districts to provide leadership on water issues that span the entire valley – recognizing the need to work together to protect our common resources.
The Partnershipn Committee on Agriculture and the Environment provides a single-window approach for consultation on enviornmental issues that affect farmers and agriculture. The Partnership Committee provides an opportunity for local government representatives to meet face to face with the people who initiate policies and legislation that directly affect farmers.
The Farmwest climate station network is part of a water conservation initiative for more effective and efficient use of irrigation water.
“Prairie Water News” is dedicated to protecting and improving rural water supplies. While this site provides information on water topics related to the prairie provinces of Canada, it also has much valuable information that would apply to British Columbia on topics such as water use, treatment, etc.
The CMN helps communities in BC and Canada map sensitive habitats and species distribution. Information is integrated from many sources ot assist landuse planning and is freely available in over fifty user friendly atlases. The atlases have links to local and remote databses, WMS sources and geo-referenced video.
STREAMLINE publishes information to increase the communication and understanding of innovative knowledge and current research results in watershed management.
This internet-based service provides access to agri-environmental information to help Canadians make responsible land-use decisions.
About the Stewardship Centre for British Columbia (SCBC): Stewardship broadly defined is an ethic that recognises the need to conserve and restore ecosystems for current and future generations of all species. Stewardship is not just a technique. It is a philosophy, and a commitment to act in an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable manner. Stewardship exceeds legal obligations. It refers to a wide range of actions and activities of individuals, communities, groups and organizations acting alone or in partnership, to promote, monitor, conserve and restore ecosystems.
The Stewardship Canada web portal exists to support a stewardship knowledge network in response to the premise that information is essential to good stewardship. The Stewardship Canada portal provides a simple entry into a virtual, growing community of information, knowledge, contacts and resources specifically related to stewardship. The StewardshipCanada.ca portal relies on partnerships to be successful and meet the needs of stewards throughout the country. The Portal is a sharing of interactive web applications. It is built on a secure network server linked to high speed internet service. Stewardship Canada is supported by an experienced systems and portal site development team. An important thing to know – many of the tools on the website are interactive. That means, you can not only find information you want, you can also “add” your information and experience. Our current partners include: Wildlife Habitat Canada, Environment Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Land Stewardship Centre of Canada, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Habitat Conservation Trust Fund, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Inland Fish and Wildlife, Saskatchewan Network of Watershed Stewards
The International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) was established on 24 June, 1950 as a Scientific, Technical and Voluntary Not-for-profit Non-Governmental International Organization (NGO) with headquarters in New Delhi, India. The Commission is dedicated to enhancing the worldwide supply of food and fibre for all people by improving water and land management and the productivity of irrigated and drained lands through appropriate management of water, environment and application of irrigation, drainage and flood management techniques.