Drinking Water & Watershed Protection Program

Drinking Water and Watershed Protection Program

The Drinking Water and Watershed Protection (DWWP) program is a regional service tasked with helping to protect the region’s water resources. Through the DWWP program, we are working to: learn more about water in the region (Water Information & Science), use this information to make better land use decisions (Water-centric Planning and Policy Support), and help communities protect the environment (Water Awareness & Stewardship). All this is achieved through partnerships and collaboration!

The RDN’s Drinking Water and Watershed Protection program goals are to facilitate and/or support regional initiatives that:

  • Protect, manage and restore ecosystems and the overall health and functioning of our watersheds and aquifers.
  • Safeguard and manage source waters to secure a sustainable drinking water supply.
  • Increase water-use efficiency and optimize infrastructure investments for water and wastewater systems.
  • Foster the enjoyment and protection of social, cultural, and recreational values and amenities in our watersheds to maintain well-being and quality of life.
  • Mitigate and better prepare for climate change impacts on the region’s water resource

Please click on the tiles below to explore more of what our program has to share...



Are you a customer of an RDN Water Service Area looking for information about your water?... 

 Please visit the RDN Water & Utilities webpage at rdn.bc.ca/water-and-utility-services 

Learn more about regional freshwater and watersheds in the Drinking Water & Watershed Protection Educational Video Series!

Video 1 - Watershed Wonders

The full six-part series is available now through Watershed Education and Team WaterSmart GetInvolved!

Regional Strategy for Rainwater ManagementStormdrain GraphicThe RDN now has a Regional Strategy for Rainwater Management, that provides a framework to coordinate actions across jurisdictions to effectively use rain as a resource, promote the maintenance of the natural water balance and protect the quality of water. This Strategy links to many ongoing DWWP initiatives and also calls for several new initiatives, to be implemented collaboratively over the coming years.

Find out more here: Regional Strategy for Rainwater Management