IIABC Members – You are invited to attend the Annual Convention and Trade Show which is held on an annual basis at a different location in beautiful British Columbia. It includes workshops, presentations, banquet and the annual general meeting.
Water Use Planning and Scheduling
The following list of nonfiction books will be of interest to users of Waterbucket.com as they all have Water as their main subject.
The City of Kelowna is among the most proactive municiplaities in British Columbia with respect to water conservation with its WaterSmart program.
There are many ways of demonstrating how much water is used but very few ways of assessing how much water is wasted. ESI ( Environmental Sensors Inc.) has partnered with the city of Kelowna, British Columbia to show what happens to their water from the minute it hits the soil …..
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.
Farmers wanted to have some assurance that their water supply was secure and that future reduction in flows would be based on a plan that was agreed upon by the community and fisheries.
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).
The Agriculture & Water community-of-interest is the web-delivery vehicle for informing British Columbians of agriculture and water issues in the province.
Trickle irrigation is the frequent, low pressure application of water placed near, or directly into, the plants' root zone. Water is generally applied at a low flow rate but in an amount sufficient to replenish the crop water requirement on a daily basis. Available from the Irrigation Industry Association of B.C. is a manual which assists the producer in designing a trickle irrigation system to match soil conditions, crop characteristics, field shape and topographies; selecting the right types of components based on a knowledge of emitter performance; and installing the system accurately as per a plan.
The province of British Columbia has taken a lead role in drought management, providing water supply monitoring and forecasting, effective communication, and tools and templates.