Farm Water Management Seminar

Farm Water Management Seminar

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9:00 am - 4:30 pm

CRD Board Room

This workshop is proudly sponsored by the CRD!
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This seminar will explore flood/drought-proof design strategies for broad-acre landscapes. Participants will explore new, innovative tools to help land-managers make better decisions around water management & soil health.

We will demonstrate the use of freely available GIS tools to harmonize farm activities with the goal of slowing, sinking, spreading and storing rainfall.

Our target audience includes farmers, ranchers, land managers, (agro) foresters, restoration/watershed professionals and policy makers.

Farm Water Management Seminar

Date: Thursday, September 21st, 2017 
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Location: CRD Board Room, 625 Fisgard St, Victoria, BC
FREE – Sponsored by the BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative and the CRD.

* Each session is stand-alone. Participants are welcome to come to either session or all sessions. However we ask that you arrive on-time so as to not disturb the room.

** For those who attended a seminar in 2015-2016, there will be new content in this seminar as new GIS tools have become available for us to explore.

Getting There

– The board room is on the Top Floor of the CRD Office at 625 Fisgard St.
– Parking can be found at Centennial Square nearby (click for directions)
– Attendees will need to sign in at the front desk, where you will be giving directions to the room.



10:00am – 12:00pm
Introduction to 
Keyline Water Management + Irrigation Pond Design

Tayler Krawczyk, Hatchet & Seed

  • About “Keyline Water Management Project”
  • Introduction to ‘Keyline Geometry’
  • Keyline plowing to reduce compaction & manage water
  • Alternative drainage techniques for bottom-lands
  • Irrigation pond design considerations & examples
  • Q & A

* Lunch is NOT provided. Break is from 12:00pm – 1:00pm.


1:00pm – 3:00pm
Using Free Online Tools for Farm Water Design + Open Consultancy

Tayler Krawczyk, Hatchet & Seed

  • This session will explore some of the amazing free online resources we have in the region to better understand soil types, water flow, well capacity, irrigation demand and landscape topography.
  • We will explore these tools by remotely visiting some of the participants’ farms and brainstorming challenges related to water management
  • Please, bring your questions and concerns related to farm water management!
  • If you have a farm you would like to explore during this event, please let us know ahead of time (



Tayler KrawzcykTayler Krawczyk, Hatchet & Seed

Tayler is an ecological landscape designer, permaculture practitioner and project manager. Focusing on edible landscaping and climate-smart land design, he operates Hatchet & Seed, with his partner Solara Goldwynn.


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