Nicola Water Use Management Plan (NWUMP)

You will find an overview and download of the current Nicola Water Use Management Plan, as well as a map of the watershed on this page. For further information, visit the pages about water issues, view our glossary, and obtain a copy of all available reports. We would also like to thanks and acknowledge our sponsors and donors


Overview and Map

The Nicola Water Use Management Plan is the result of a community-led planning process. This process began in late 2004 and consisted of a plan initiation phase (Phase 1), plan development (Phase 2), plan evaluation (Phase 3) and review by the community, government and stakeholders. A draft plan was completed in March 2009 and a year later, the Plan was submitted to the provincial government for adoption.


The Nicola Water Use Management Plan (Nicola WUMP) was developed by a diverse group of people seeking solutions to long-standing water issues. The planning process came about in response to a desire to ensure that the future water supply would be divided equitably among all water users balancing the watershed’s social, economic, traditional and ecological values.

A watershed is a geographic area that encompasses all the bodies of water (creeks, rivers, streams, lakes, etc.) that drain into a river or river system. In our case, the river is the Nicola River. in the southern interior of British Columbia.


The words ‘watershed’ and ‘basin’ mean the same thing.


Nicola Water Use Management Plan
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Executive Summary
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Response of the Province of British Columbia
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Steering Committee's Response to the Province
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