Team WaterSmart

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The Regional District of Nanaimo’s Team WaterSmart, in partnership with many great local organizations and municipalities, is excited to host a variety of activities and events to celebrate both World Water Day and Earth Day. Water to Earth Month 2018 will have something for everyone with workshops, stream walks, river rafting, swimming events, educational tours, streamkeepers courses, and movie nights.

Welcome to the Team WaterSmart Get Involved RDN page!

Check out all of the great upcoming initiatives being offered throughout the Regional District of Nanaimo. We will keep our community calendar up-to-date with where to find Team WaterSmart - whether it's fun community events, educational workshops, or adventurous outdoor activities.

Water conservation and environmental protection are values shared by all of us so come get involved and help to appreciate our water...because every drop counts!

Winter/Spring 2022:



Welcome to the Team WaterSmart Get Involved RDN page!

Check out all of the great upcoming initiatives being offered throughout the Regional District of Nanaimo. We will keep our community calendar up-to-date with where to find Team WaterSmart - whether it's fun community events, educational workshops, or adventurous outdoor activities.

Water conservation and environmental protection are values shared by all of us so come get involved and help to appreciate our water...because every drop counts!

Winter/Spring 2022:



  • Thank you for Participating in our Freshwater Survey!

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    Thank you for Participating in our Freshwater Survey!

    Between June 28 and August 2, 2021 Ipsos conducted a randomized survey on behalf of the RDN using a mixed telephone /online survey methodology. In total, 1,393 surveys with adult residents in the region were completed! This included a balance of responses from the Electoral Areas and Municipalities.

    The objective of the survey was to better understand community perspectives, behaviours, and priorities concerning freshwater resources in the region. The 2021 survey will act as a benchmark against which follow up surveys can be compared to gauge change and progress.

    To learn more, please check out the RDN Freshwater Perspectives Public Benchmark Survey Final Report

    A staff report summarizing the findings was received by the RDN Board on Oct. 26th; you can find that report here: https://rdn-pub.escribemeetings.com/filestream.ashx?DocumentId=19956

    The results from the survey will help tailor Drinking Water and Watershed Protection program implementation to best suit the needs of and address the gaps present in various communities.

    Thank you again to all who participated!


    If you have further questions, please contact us at 250-390-6560 or waterprotection@rdn.bc.ca


  • FireSmart and WaterSmart Landscaping- What to know

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    Our landscape guide helps you make landscape choices that maximize water retention during times of drought as well as reduce wildfire risk and combines these FireSmart and WaterSmart principles with the East Coast of Vancouver Island climate and native species in mind.

    WaterSmart design aims to enhance resilience to drought by reducing the amount of watering required and increasing the storage capacity of your landscape soils. FireSmart landscaping reduces the risk of wildlfire damaging structures on your property. Learn more about maximizing these two principles with our new guide.

    Download your copy here

  • Curriculum Connections School Modules

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    Teachers! We now have curriculum based school modules for you to use in your K-7 classrooms. "Freshwater Connections" are a series of six modules for either K-3 or 4-7 classrooms and include classroom presentations, activities and extension materials. These modules combine Indigenous knowledge, local references and science, cultural and hands-on activities to reinforce learning.

    Check them out at rdn.bc.ca/school-education

    Are you interested in providing feedback to Team WaterSmart on these modules? We'd love to hear from you! email watersmart@rdn.bc.ca

  • Water to Earth Month 2021

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    Thank you for participating in our Water to Earth Month celebrations!


    We hope that next year we will be celebrating Water to Earth Month face-to-face with our community.







    The RDN’s Drinking Water and Watershed Protection (DWWP) Program has been hosting Water to Earth Month events with community partners for the last 5 years. Water to Earth Month is an activity-packed, month-long celebration that takes place between World Water Day on March 22 and Earth Day on April 22. Its aim is to actively engage the community to build awareness about local water resources and environmental stewardship.




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