Updated RISC Hydrometric Standards - Now Available


The Manual of British Columbia Hydrometric Standards, version 2.0, 2018” is now available at:

It defines a set of standards with detailed procedures for acquiring water quantity data, assessing the data, and qualifying and quantifying data grades.  This manual supersedes “The Manual of British Columbia Hydrometric Standards, version 1.0, 2009”.  Changes incorporated in this revision are based on comments of reviewers and users.  Version 2.0 incorporates some of the National Standards (Environment and Climate Change Canada) and adds new information and technologies.

Some of the specific improvements of version 2.0 are:

  • Streamlined and updated data grading criteria based on user feedback and availability of new technologies and instrumentation.
  • A new data grade, BP (Best Practice) is introduced for streamflow data from salt dilution gauging. Detailed procedures and metadata requirements to achieve a BP data grade are discussed.
  • New equipment available for hydrometric surveys is identified and discussed.
  • Revised and updated hydrometric forms for capturing data and information.


The Knowledge Management Branch, B.C. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy will accept and compile all relevant materials and comments in preparation for the next version of this manual. Please submit such material to Ashfaque Ahmed, Knowledge Management Branch, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, 4th Floor - 525 Superior Street, Victoria, BC V8V 0C5 or email to:


Posted: 2019-03-01

Water Events 2019 - Updated Apr 8, 2019


Apr 14-16, 2019. Alberta’s Water Resources in a Changing World. CWRA AB branch conference. Red Deer, AB.

Apr 24-25. Fraser Watershed Restoration Conference. Kamloops, BC.

May 8-9, 2019. Regulated Rivers II: Science, Restoration, and Management of Altered Riverine Environments. Nelson, BC.

May 8-10, 2019. BC Land Summit. Vancouver, BC.

May 8-10, 2019. BEST 2019. Bettering Environmental Stewardship & Technology. Whistler, BC.

May 9-11, 2019. 40th Annual Professional Biology Conf. and AGM. Kamloops, BC. Abstracts Open:

May 14-15, 2019  NGWA Forum on Managing Groundwater and Surface Water as a Single Resource: Merging Science and Policies. Salt Lake City, Utah.

May 26-28, 2019. BCWWA 2019 Annual Conference and Trade Show. Victoria, BC. 

May 26-29, 2019.  CWRA 2019 National Conference: Shared Water, Competing Ethics. Blue Mountain Resort near Collingwood, ON.

May 26-29, 2019. 10th Annual Canadian Water Summit. Collingwood, Ontario.

Jun 3-7, 2019. Principles of Hydrologic Modelling UW Graduate Course and Professional Short Course. University of Waterloo. Waterloo, ON.

Oct 7-10, 2019. The 7th IWA Specialist Conference on Natural Organic Matter in Water. Tokyo, Japan. 

Nov 3-6, 2019. CWWA National Water and Wastewater Conference. Banff, AB.



Feb 9-13, 2020.  15th IWA Specialist Conference on Water Basin and River Management. Quy Nohn, Vietnam.

Aug 22-26, 2020.  7th IWA Water Resource Recovery Modelling Seminar. Arosa, Switzerland.

Oct 18-23, 2020. IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2020. Denmark, Copenhagen.



Sep 12-16, 2021. 13th IWA Conference on Instrumentation, Control and Automation. Bejing, China.

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