Watershed stewardship aims to collaboratively manage the landscape and its development to maintain watershed function and create sustainable communities. Learn more by viewing CRD Watershed Stewardship short video series.
The watershed stewardship goals of the CRD are to:
- Pursue effective and collaborative watershed management and stewardship
- Protect clean water and effectively manage flows
- Protect and enhance terrestrial, aquatic and near shore marine habitats
- Improve the resiliency and adaptive capacity of watersheds to a changing climate.
Integrated Watershed Management (IWM) Approach
The CRD takes a Integrated Watershed Management (IWM) approach to watershed stewardship. The IWM program works alongside local governments and the community to maintain healthy watersheds, protect creeks, harbours and near shore receiving environment.
The CRD's role in IWM is to work in partnership with all levels of government, businesses and the community to:
Discover Your Watershed
Get involved and learn about ways you can clean, protect and enhance watersheds in the capital region.