Nicola Water Use Management Plan – Plan Evaluation and Approval

This project consisted of presentations on the draft water use management plan for the Nicola watershed to the community (residents of the watershed), First Nations communities, government and interested parties. There were also informal discussions with members of Merritt City Council, the City’s Water Advisory Committee and ranchers when opportunities presented themselves over the course of the year. Three open houses were held, a survey was conducted, and a dedicated web site and Facebook page created for the survey. Comments and feedback at open houses and meetings were recorded; the survey results tabulated and this feedback was used to finalize the Plan. The Nicola WUMP web site was updated to reflect the Plan Evaluation and Approval phase. The final part of the project was to finalize the Plan and to distribute it to all levels of government and other stakeholders. The Plan has also been formally presented to the provincial government for adoption.