Category: 
Community Event
Public Workshops

Agriculture Water Management Workshop 

When: November 27, 2021 | 9 am – 3:30 pm 

Where: Room 203, Tyee Hall, North Island College, 2300 Ryan Rd, Courtenay, BC 

Free workshop for producers. Resource materials provided. 

Please register by email angela.boss@gov.bc.ca or call 250-331-5208. 

*In accordance with current Provincial Health Orders, COVID-19 vaccine passports and masks are required.

Background: 

Watersheds on the East Coast of Vancouver Island, such as the Tsolum River watershed, have limited natural surface water storage and are more susceptible to periods of drought. With expanding residential and agricultural areas and a projected 17% decrease in summertime precipitation by 2050, there are concerns over delicate water supplies in the region. We can all help.  

Morning Session (9:00 am – 12:00 pm): 

  • Irrigation System Selection and Performance
  •  System Improvement and Maintenance
  • Water Licensing and Farm Water Requirements
  • Pump Requirements
  • Irrigation System Assessment

Afternoon Session (1:00 pm – 3:30 pm): 

  • Soil Moisture Monitoring
  • Climate Data Monitoring
  • Irrigation Scheduling Methods and Efficiency
  • Update on the Tsolum River Agricultural Watershed Plan (CVRD)

This workshop is brought to you by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, the Irrigation Industry Association of British Columbia (IIABC), and the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD). Funding for this workshop has been provided in part by the Governments of Canada and British Columbia under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.