Water Board annual meeting focuses on partnerships as critical in water protection

September 6, 2013


Kelowna, B.C. – Partnerships and their importance in the work of the Okanagan Basin Water Board were highlighted and celebrated as the agency held its Annual Meeting today at Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna.

As the Okanagan faces increasing challenges to our water supply – with aging infrastructure and stronger rainstorms, a growing population and increasing demand for water, uncertain water supplies due to climate change and drought, potential for invasive species – partnerships will be critical in addressing these issues.  “It’s through collaboration that we have done the science to understand what we’re facing, and it’s through working with others that we need to develop and implement the strategies to make sure our communities are prepared,” noted OBWB Executive Director Anna Warwick Sears.

Fittingly, the agency released its annual report today entitled “Working Together to Protect our Watershed.

Download the 2013 Annual Report:
“Working Together to Protect Our Watershed” (3MB PDF)

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