Due to the limited supply of water in the Trust Area, groundwater quality and quantity issues have been of significant concern to the Islands Trust Council for many years. In 2016, significant number of islanders (41%) said they sometimes worry about their household running out of fresh water. (State-of-the-Islands: Interim Report).
This summer, Islands Trust is hosting a series of workshops to share information on wells and their impacts on groundwater, and to promote water conservation. Our partners include the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operations, Vancouver Island Health Authority and Vancouver Coastal Health.
You are welcome to attend these free workshops.
You can see the presentation in case you missed a workshop or are unable to attend. We have also included maps of each island showing the location of private wells - something we noticed is popular at the workshops. See the list below for the island of interest to you:
Islands Trust is committed to protecting the quality and quantity of water resources through advocacy and education.
Trust Council's past advocacy activities have included:
Islands Trust advocacy for groundwater regulation is supported by: