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"Why WASTE Water?" - Public Forum
Tue, 21 March 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
"Why WASTE Water?" The compelling question is being asked by the United Nations for UN World Water Day 2017. With the Okanagan recognized as Canada's most water-stressed region, the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) and Okanagan Waterwise invite you to join us to consider and discuss the issue as part of our popular -- and FREE -- annual panel event.
The forum will be MC’ed by well-known Kelowna broadcaster Phil Johnson - host of AM1150’s The Early Edition. Johnson will keeping the conversation flowing as he leads audience members on a story-telling water journey, first following the perspective of those who collect the water, clean the water, and deliver it to our homes. Then to one who uses it while trying to conserve and keep it clean. And then on to those who collect the waste water and clean it to be returned back to nature, for fish, for swimming, and to be collected once again. All along this journey, we learn about the risks – and some of the cutting edge solutions being used -- to ensure a clean, abundant water supply in the Okanagan.
Panelists include OBWB Executive Director Anna Warwick Sears, City of Kelowna Utility Services Manager Kevin Van Vliet, Greater Vernon Water’s Water Sustainability Coordinator Jennifer Miles, and Liisa Bloomfield, Engineering Supervisor with Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen.
Following the panel and Q&A, join us for refreshments!
PLUS, visit some of the information tables, including BC Wildlife Federation with their new Conservation App, City of Kelowna, UN Association in Canada, Okanagan WaterWise and others. Collect tips and free tools to help protect our water!
This is a free event but seating is limited. Registration is required through Eventbrite. DOORS OPEN 5:30 PM.
For more information on this panel and other Canada Water Week events, please visit www.OkWaterWise.ca.