Integrated Watershed Management Program
CRD Harbours Survey
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About the Program - What we do
The Integrated Watershed Management Program works with municipalities and the community to maintain healthy watersheds and protect the near shore receiving environment. Read more
A Developer's Guide: Watershed-Wise Development
Developments can have significant impacts, but can also contribute to significant improvements, to the health of watersheds. Read more
Local Harbours & Watersheds Information
In the Capital Regional District there are several water features that
make up our watersheds, all which eventually drain into the ocean. The
Portage Inlet, Gorge Waterway, and the Bowker and Colquitz watersheds
are just a few of these water features.
Stormwater Quality Monitoring & Reporting
The Integrated Watershed Management Program prepares annual reports based on stormwater quality monitoring for various regions. Read more
Regulating Stormwater Discharges
The regulation of discharges to the stormwater conveyance system falls under the jurisdiction of individual municipalities. The Integrated Watershed Management Program works closely with municipal staff and has developed tools (both regulatory and non-regulatory) to assist municipalities in controlling these discharges.
Publications & Resources
The Integrated Watershed Management Program maintains/produces several publications and resources. Read more
Partners & Initiatives
The Integrated Watershed Management Program works with several partners such as the Esquimalt Lagoon Stewardship Initiative (ELSI), Bowker Creek Initiative (BCI), and the Gorge Waterway Initiative (GWI). Read more
Meet Ollie the Otter, our local Watershed Warden who will take you on a learning adventure right in the middle of a watershed! Read more
Ecological restoration has been defined in a number of ways. Simply put, it is the process of assisting the recovery of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged, or destroyed. Read more