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The Nicola Watershed Community Round Table has monthly business meetings as well as an annual general meeting which is held in June. In addition, the Round Table also holds public meetings on topics of interest. All meetings are open to members of the public. The dates of meetings are not set ahead of time. For more information about meeting dates and times, please contact the Round Table below.

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Mail
Nicola Watershed Community Round Table Box 400 Merritt, BC V1K 1B8
Phone
250-378-4087
Fax
250-378-4087
About the NWCRT
The Nicola Watershed Community Round Table (NWCRT) provides a means for residents of the Nicola River watershed in the southern interior of BC to have a voice in land and resource management to ensure the long-term sustainability of the watershed.
Upcoming Events

All upcoming meetings and educational activities
related to the Nicola Watershed.

Meeting Minutes
An up-to-date summary of our most recent meetings can be viewed or downloaded from our Meeting Minutes page.
Blog
A place to share information and discuss issues related to land and resource management, drought and water conservation.
Drought Information
The Nicola watershed, one of the driest regions of British Columbia, is prone to low flows and drought. Learn about drought, water conservation and best practices, and the Communication Plan for Low Flows in the Nicola watershed.
Nicola Water Use Management Plan
The Nicola Water Use Management Plan was developed to ensure that the future water supply of the Nicola watershed will be divided equitably among all water users, balancing the community’s social, economic, traditional and ecological values.
Healthy River Systems


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The Nicola Watershed Community Round Table has three goals to guide its activities.
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The Nicola Watershed Community Round Table has three goals to guide its activities.
The Nicola Watershed Community Round Table has three goals to guide its activities. They were developed in the early years and have been revisited from time to time, most recently in 2010.
What is Drought?
Drought
What is Drought?
Drought is a recurrent feature of climate involving a deficiency of precipitation over an extended period of time, resulting in a water shortage for activities, communities or aquatic ecosystems. Droughts can be defined as meteorological, hydrological, agricultural or socioeconomic, each of which implies different impacts.
Latest News
Blog
Latest News
We’ve created this blog to give residents of the Nicola watershed in the southern interior of British Columbia a place to share information and discuss issues related to land and resource management, drought and water conservation.
Effects of Drought
Drought
Effects of Drought
Drought affects communities, the environment, and the economy through a reduction of water for communities, agriculture and industry. It also affects the sustainability of aquatic ecosystems.
Communication Plan
Communication
Communication Plan
In periods of drought, a plan for effective communication is essential to address and mitigate drought/low flow impacts to the environment, economy and communities.
Drought Levels
Drought Levels
In order to manage drought conditions of varying severity, the BC provincial government has adopted a rating system of four successive levels of drought.
Topics of Discussion
Topics of Discussion
Over the years, the NWCRT has been a means to bring forward community issues and concerns. As issues arose or topics were brought forward by individuals, the Nicola Watershed Community Round Table sponsored and facilitated community meetings.
Reports
Reports
Reports
The Nicola Water Use Management Plan is the culmination of 55 months of meetings, information gathering to fill key knowledge gaps, analysis of water issues, the development of social, economic and environmental goals, and plan synthesis complete with 37 recommended policy instruments to address the issues and meet the goals. A Multi-Stakeholder Committee provided direction for the community-driven planning process and was assisted by a Planning Team/Steering Committee.
Projects
Projects
Projects
The NWCRT has initiated and been involved in a number of projects.
BC Cattlemen's Association
The Thompson Nicola is faced with more challenges to the climate, so a drought response plan to give security to the ranchers and producers in this area is paramount.
Kevin Boon
Kevin Boon
BC Cattlemen's Association
Nicola Lake
Nicola Dam
Laurie Guichon Memorial Grasslands Interpretive Site
Laurie Guichon Memorial Grasslands Interpretive Site
Nicola Lake
Nicola Dam
Douglas Lake Ranch
Welcome to the NWCRT Blog
Latest news for residents in the Nicola Valley Region
We’ve created this blog to give residents of the Nicola watershed in the southern interior of British Columbia a place to share information and discuss issues related to land and resource management, drought and water conservation. We would like to hear your concerns and your solutions. Is there a issue that would benefit from a public forum?
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Water Tips & Best Practices
practice water conservation and use water wisely
The Nicola watershed is one of the driest regions of British Columbia. All residents and all sectors must practice water conservation and use water wisely. Please do your part to conserve this vital resource. Click on the headings below to find out how.
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Nicola Watershed Community Round Table
NWCRT Projects
The NWCRT has initiated and been involved in a number of projects.
Nicola Water Use Management Plan This project began in 2004 and was completed in 2010 with the production of a water use management plan for the Nicola watershed. The Round Table provided administrative support to this community-initiated project and facilitated the meetings of the Multi-Stakeholder and Steering Committees over the term of the project.
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Nicola Watershed Community Round Table
Welcome to the NWCRT Blog
Latest news for residents in the Nicola Valley Region
We’ve created this blog to give residents of the Nicola watershed in the southern interior of British Columbia a place to share information and discuss issues related to land and resource management, drought and water conservation. We would like to hear your concerns and your solutions. Is there a issue that would benefit from a public forum?
Read More
Nicola Watershed Community Round Table
Water Tips & Best Practices
practice water conservation and use water wisely
The Nicola watershed is one of the driest regions of British Columbia. All residents and all sectors must practice water conservation and use water wisely. Please do your part to conserve this vital resource. Click on the headings below to find out how.
Read More
Nicola Watershed Community Round Table
NWCRT Projects
The NWCRT has initiated and been involved in a number of projects.
Nicola Water Use Management Plan This project began in 2004 and was completed in 2010 with the production of a water use management plan for the Nicola watershed. The Round Table provided administrative support to this community-initiated project and facilitated the meetings of the Multi-Stakeholder and Steering Committees over the term of the project.
Read More
Nicola Watershed Community Round Table
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Annual Average Water Use In Merritt

John Anderson
John Anderson Chair

Jill Sanford
Jill Sanford Treasurer

Al MacKay-Smith
Al MacKay-Smith Communications

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