Event Notice

Agricultural Water Licensing in BC - Free Information Session for Farmers

On November 9th, 2017, the RDN Drinking Water and Watershed Protection program and the Ministry of Forests Lands Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development are hosting a workshop to help agricultural water users understand the new groundwater licensing process in BC.

The session will be held at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre (132 Jensen Rd. E) from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. It is free and open to the public, geared towards farmers in the RDN. At the workshop, Provincial water allocations staff will present case studies and answer questions and participants will discover how to use the BC Agricultural Water Calculator online tool to help determine farm irrigation water demand.

Under the new BC Water Sustainability Act, non-domestic groundwater users (including farm irrigation) require a license. Until December 31st, 2017, all existing non-domestic groundwater users can apply for a license and have the application fee waived. After that date an application fee will come into effect.

Please RSVP to waterprotection@rdn.bc.ca before Oct. 27th if you plan to attend.

Click Here to view the event poster for the Agricultural Water Licensing Info Session.


Julie Pisani
Drinking Water and Watershed Protection Program Coordinator
Regional District of Nanaimo