Public Meeting Held to Introduce the Cowichan WUP Process

An open house and information meeting for the Cowichan Water Use Plan was held at the Youbou Hall in Youbou on October 23rd.

Members of the public were provided information on the challenges and changing nature of water management in the Cowichan watershed and an overview of the community planning process for the Cowichan WUP through a series of storyboards and presentations. Representatives from the partner organizations and the project consultant team were on hand to present and answer any questions during the open house and a Question & Answer period.

Over 70 people signed the attendance sheet, and visitors were invited to record their written comments on a feedback poster. Further information was provided for how to keep informed and get involved throughout the planning process. Those interested in volunteering were invited to submit an application to participate on the Public Advisory Group (PAG).

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Application to the PAG now closed

The October 27th deadline to submit an application to volunteer on the Cowichan WUP Public Advisory Group has passed. Application forms are no longer being accepted.

At this time we would like to thank all interested volunteers who have submitted an application. The Steering Committee will be reviewing applications the week of October 30 – November 3. All applicants will be contacted on whether they were selected or not selected to the PAG. The PAG membership will be posted to this site once finalized.


Interest in volunteering for the PAG?

We are currently seeking candidates to participate on a public advisory group (PAG). More information on the PAG process, volunteer requirements, application instructions and an application form can be found on the Planning Process page.PAG_picture

Applicants who wish to participate on the PAG are asked to submit a completed application form to

Applications can be submitted up to October 27, 2017.

Notice of Public Meeting

The public is invited to attended an open house and information meeting to learn more about the Cowichan Water Use Plan planning process and the future of water use and storage needs in the Cowichan region.

The event will be held on Monday, October 23 at the Youbou Hall. Doors open at 5:30 pm, with presentation and Q&A period starting at 7:00 pm.

Please see our events page for more info.