Water Conservation on the Island

March 10, 2006

Water may seem abundant on BC’s west coast, but the ever-increasing challenge of acquiring drinking water from limited sources for our growing communities is forcing us to rethink the ways we use water.  Although most of us understand the need to conserve, Vancouver Island residents, businesses and institutions have been slow to adopt readily available technology improvements that cost-effectively protect our affordable, high quality water resources. To preview the program, please click here.

This workshop will examine the ways that urban growth and technology are changing water management on Vancouver Island.  Water providers, facility managers, planners, designers and developers will learn practical and innovative ways to manage growth and reduce operating costs.  The workshop will feature:

  • A close look at the economics of water supply and use on Vancouver Island
  • Water efficient technologies for homes, businesses and industries
  • Efficient irrigation techniques from one of BC’s leading experts
  • Concurrent afternoon sessions on small community conservation programs, and strategies for business and industry

The British Columbia Water & Waste Association (BCWWA) will be organizing this informative workshop in partnership with the Capital Regional District and the Province of British Columbia. 

This Workshop will be part of the Outreach & Continuing Education Program for the Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia