In 2021, the Sunshine Coast Regional District explored new watershed protection programs and the possibility of creating a new regional district service for watershed protection. This project was mainly funded through the Healthy Watersheds Initiative in 2021.
Through the analysis and feedback received, several potential activities were identified that the SCRD could pursue to ensure safe and reliable drinking water for our communities, listed in Table 1 of the report.
Read the SCRD Watershed Service Business Case here.
The next steps for this work is to incorporate the business case results into our work plans, including the development of the Water Strategy. The Water Strategy is a drinking water management plan that will outline the steps the SCRD will take to increase water security in the region and communicate these steps clearly to the public. In Spring 2022, the SCRD is engaging the community to better understand priorities in each water system. To find out more about this project, please visit the project webpage.