World-renowned water champion comes to Okanagan to celebrate UN World Water Day

March 17, 2016

Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board’s Okanagan WaterWise program has teamed up with the Okanagan Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience, and Ecosystem Services (BRAES-UBC Okanagan) to bring back its popular and free panel discussion and mixer on March 22, UN World Water Day, at the Laurel Packinghouse in Kelowna.

This year’s event, “exSTREAMS: The Okanagan water story and you” looks at the valley’s droughts and floods both from a historical First Nation’s perspective, as well as how these extreme weather events are changing in frequency and intensity. It will look at how Okanagan communities are working together to address droughts and floods, and how individuals can be part of that effort. Special this year, will be a keynote address from internationally-celebrated water champion Margaret Catley-Carlson, providing an international perspective.

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