Okanagan Water Board annual meeting puts spotlight on valley-wide water connection

September 6, 2019

Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board held its Annual Meeting today at Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna, showcasing its work over the past year and previewing projects for the year ahead

“The theme we chose this year is ‘One valley. One water.’, explained Board Chair Sue McKortoff. “The water of our valley, from the upper reservoirs, to the streams and lakes that flow through our valley bottom, and the groundwater that goes unseen, is all connected, from Armstrong to Osoyoos. At the same time, we live – and a growing number of people are joining us here – in Canada’s most water-stressed region,” she added. “We have experienced varying degrees of drought and flood. And water, being the source of all life, requires everyone, residents and even visitors, the business community, government and utilities, to be good stewards, helping preserve and protect it. Our Annual Meeting is a celebration of the work done over the past year to meet that challenge, and preview plans for the coming year.”

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