Water Tools and Resources

Here you will find a variety of tools and sources of information about water resources in British Columbia. These tools can be used by the public for investigating water resources, and as a decision support tool for water managers around the province.


BC Agriculture Water Calculator

The BC Agriculture Water Calculator helps agriculture water users in British Columbia estimate the annual irrigation or livestock water demand for a farm.

BC Water Resource Atlas

An iMap application that is specific to accessing and querying provincial water data.

BC Water Tools

Access regionalized information about natural water availability, existing water users, and monitoring data using easy to use, map based tools.

Licensing Groundwater in B.C. – Questions and Answers

These questions and answers will help you to determine if your water use requires a water licence and if so, what is needed to submit your application.

Groundwater Well Search

Search the province for registered wells using known location information, or by browsing the map.

Provincial Water Website

Access a wide variety of information on surface water and groundwater. Here you will find general information, how to apply for authorizations, as well as access to policies and regulations.

Register of Well Drillers and Well Pump Installers

View the registry of provincial well drillers and well pump installers.

Water Licence Query Tool

Online application that provides information on authorized water use in BC by searching the stream name, water use purpose, and/or water licence number.

Water Portal

The Water Portal presents data from a variety of sources related to water resource management across the province.