Agriculture Water Management Workshop

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Many watersheds on the East Coast of Vancouver Island 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

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recorded 10 to noon, February 2, 2021

• CVRD Watershed Protection Program

• Irrigation System Selection and Performance

• System Improvement and Maintenance

• Agriculture Water Demand Model

• Water Licensing – Annual Farm Water Requirement

• Pump Requirement

• Irrigation System Assessment

Afternoon Session

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recorded 1 to 2:30 pm, February 2, 2021

• Soil Moisture Monitoring

• Climate Data Monitoring

• Irrigation Scheduling Methods and Efficiency

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The workshop is brought to you by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, the Irrigation Industry Association of British Columbia (IIABC), and the Cowichan 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. Additional in-kind funding has been provided by CVRD.

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