Manager of water and utility services, Regional District of Nanaimo
Mike Donnelly is the manager of water and utility services for the Regional District of Nanaimo. He manages the region’s eight water systems and the Drinking Water and Watershed Protection program. The Drinking Water and Watershed Protection program is relatively new to the region and was put in place to develop plans and strategies aimed at protecting the region’s water resources. Combining the typical duties of a public works manager with the watershed protection planning function has been an interesting challenge for Mike. He hopes that today’s discussions will help him move that program forward and perhaps provide some insight for others struggling with this important topic.