Release of the Cowichan WUP PAG Summary Report

A summary report documenting the 8-month planning process carried out by the Public Advisory Group (PAG) for the Cowichan Water Use Plan (WUP) is now available.

The report provides the PAG’s recommendations for new water control infrastructure, changes to how water control facilities are operated, and new studies and other conditions to ensure water resources are sustainable and available to better meet the region’s current and future water use requirements.

The final PAG summary report and its associated appendices are available on the Other Materials page.

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.


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.