These resources offer detailed background information about climate change, drought and flooding both in the Cowichan region and beyond.

Current Water Use Restrictions and Provincial Drought Levels

CVRD Natural Hazards Householder – June 2019

Water management resources
Water centric planning
Climate Change

Weather Gone Wild – CBC DocZone documentary on extreme weather

Climate Insights 101 – A set of three courses that provide a comprehensive introduction to the foundations of climate science, climate projections and impacts, as well as adaptation opportunities and the tools and initiatives available for mitigation.

The Guardian – series of climate change articles (updated regularly)

Living the New Normal media resources
Media inquiries can be directed to Kate Miller, Manager, Environmental Services. Phone: 250.746.2509 Email

Links to CVRD member municipalities

North CowichanCity of DuncanLadysmithLake Cowichan

Drought Smart
Flood Smart
Smart Tools
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The New Normal is an initiative of the Cowichan Valley Regional District.

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Kate Miller, Manager
Environmental Services
Strategic Services Department
Cowichan Valley Regional District
250.746.2509 / 1.800.665.3955

Living the New Normal

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