Notice of Public Meeting – June 11

The public is invited to attend an open house and information meeting to learn more about the Cowichan Water Use Plan planning process and recommendations for water supply and storage options for the Cowichan Lake and River system.

The event will be held on Monday, June 11 at the Upper Centennial Hall in Lake Cowichan. Doors open at 6:00 pm, with presentation and Q&A period starting at 7:00 pm.

Please see our events page for more info.



Final PAG Meeting Held on May 8

The Cowichan WUP Public Advisory Group (PAG) held their fourth and final meeting in Duncan on May 8, 2018. A summary of the meeting objectives and highlights can be found  on the Other Materials page.

A second open house and information meeting for the Cowichan Water Use Plan will be held in the Town of Lake Cowichan on June 11, 2018. Stay tuned for more details!

Public Advisory Group Members Confirmed

To ensure the Cowichan WUP is reflective of the diverse range of interests and priorities of the residents and businesses of the region, a public advisory group (PAG) has been formed to work collaboratively through a structured planning process. PAG members have now been confirmed (see table below) and were selected to include representatives from local, provincial and federal government, First Nations, industry, local community and interest groups, and area residents. The PAG held their first meeting in Duncan on November 22.


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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