The Irrigation Industry Association of British Columbia (IIABC), with funding from the National Water Supply Expansion Program, has developed a new agriculture irrigation scheduling calculator. The calculator will determine an irrigation schedule for all types of agricultural irrigation systems and crop types.
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.
BCMAL Production Insurance brochures collage
The webpage provides information on programs that are available to offset drought in British Columbia. Links are provided to the Production Insurance for British Columbia website, as well as a web link for federal programs. To view webpage, click on “Read more…”
Drought Strategies – BC Min of Agriculture
This webpage provides many links to agencies who devote some of their resources to drought strategies – in Canada and the USA. To view webpage,
The purpose of the Agricltural Drainage Criteria is to provide good drainage for low land crops to survive and thrive, The survival of crops depends upon the crop's roots not being saturated for long periods of time. The criteria were designed to limit the duration that the crop's roots are subjected to saturaged soil conditions and provide a water table low enough to allow for good root growth.
Some agriculture producers have expressed concerns that existing water rights on sensitive streams may be withdrawn and that water for fish will have a priority over other uses.
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
Drought can have a major inpact on agricultural production. Impacts are not only felt for the current drrought year, but can have lingering impacts that last several years.
UBC Okanagan is a partner in the NOGWCA project. This is a three year study funded by the Canada-British Columbia Water Supply Expansion program made available through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC).