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Okanagan WaterWise presents...

 


 

The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB)’s Okanagan WaterWise outreach and education program is presenting a special ONLINE screening of “Come Hell…B.C. Under Water,” followed by a panel discussion next Wednesday, March 16, 7-9 PM.

UN World Water Week
This year’s film examines the devastation in B.C. after last November’s catastrophic flooding, the impacts of drought, fire, forestry, and the effects on farmers, First Nations and neighbouring communities.

We've seen all these issues play out here in the Okanagan too.

Join us as our panel discusses 1) what lessons can be learned from last fall’s floods and other extreme weather events we have been experiencing, and 2) how the Okanagan is responding. Hear from those working for urban utilities, in agriculture, fisheries, forestry, and on regional water management. And, leave with information on what you can do to protect your home and help your community.

Panelists include:

  • MARK DOWHANIUK from City of Vernon, speaking on what the city is doing to address flooding, wildfires and other extreme weather events
  • DAVE GILL with Ntityix Resources will share what the Westbank First Nations forestry company is doing to promote sustainable practices, address wildfires, protect water quality and fish, through selective logging, cultural burning, and more
  • KIRSTEN HANNAM with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Summerland Research and Development Centre, on what farmers are experiencing and what is being done to help them prepare and meet the challenges for food security
  • KARI ALEX with Okanagan Nation Alliance, on the impacts of flooding, drought, wildfires and extreme heat on efforts to bring salmon back to the valley, and efforts to help this important species
  • ANNA WARWICK SEARS with the OBWB will talk about efforts to update the Okanagan Lake Regulation System, flood mapping, and more.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a FREE event, but numbers are limited. Pre-registration through Eventbrite is required at https://comehell_bcunderwater-okanagan.eventbrite.ca.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

   

 

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