THE OKANAGAN’S WATER STORY…
There is little doubt the Okanagan is on the front lines of climate change, shifting between flooding and drought, and extreme fire seasons, within just a few short weeks of each other.
The models have been showing us that these extreme weather events are going to become more common in our valley, and beyond. What some have called a “New Normal.”
As we work to find solutions to these events, Make Water Work is aimed at preparing residents with resilient landscapes that can handle wet and dry years, and help ensure a sustainable water supply for our valley.
We are also working with the agricultural community, industry, commercial and institutional users, local governments and the Okanagan’s water suppliers, ensuring a coordinated valley-wide response to our water challenges, recognizing that the water of the Okanagan is all connected. We are all part of ‘One valley. One water.’
For more information on what you can do in and around your home, and in our community, to be WaterWise year-round, visit www.OkWaterWise.ca.
Okanagan Basin Water Board – Okanagan Agricultural Water Users Resource Page (help for farmers to use water effectively and be ready to respond if drought conditions worsen during a growing season)
B.C. Government – Drought Information Portal.