The Regional District of Nanaimo (population ~155,000) is a regional district located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Its members include cities, towns, districts, and seven electoral areas that contain unincorporated municipalities.
The RDN has several interests in natural asset management, the primary being to understand their role in mitigating and adapting to threats from climate change particularly given the emphasis placed by residents on healthy natural ecosystems. Secondly, they see an opportunity to meet multiple water-related objectives through natural asset management, including drinking water supply resilience, flood mitigation and resilience, and rainwater management. This project will help inform the above priorities as well as several goals and initiatives, including their overall asset management strategy.