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.
Water Use Planning and Scheduling
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.
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…”
The “Drought Publications” webpage provides a list of publications and factsheets on drought and water conservation. Links are provided for you to access the listed publications.
“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.
About 97% of water licensed in British Columbia is for power production, including storage for power production. The remaining 3% of water licensed is for consumptive uses such as industrial, commercial, drinking water or agriculture
Within the next 10 to 15 years it is projected that the available water in the Okanagan Basin will be fully allocated. At the same time, agricultural development is also expected to increase, with potential growth in the grape and wine sector leading the say.
The agriculture industry in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia currently uses 70% of the water in the Okanagan basin.
The BCGWA annual Convention is the most important annual event for all people working in the drilling and ground water related fields in British Columbia.