Lake, drought in focus

March 21, 2016 – Castanet

A renowned expert on water will team up with UBC Okanagan, Tuesday, on World Water Day.

The Okanagan Basin Water Board’s Okanagan WaterWise program and the Okanagan Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience, and Ecosystem Services at UBCO will host Margaret Catley-Carlson, past chair of the UN-affiliated Global Water Partnership and vice-chair of the Canadian Water Network Board.

Catley-Carlson will speak at a free panel discussion and mixer at the Laurel Packinghouse.

The event, exSTREAMS, looks at the Okanagan’s droughts and floods both from a historical perspective, as well as how these extreme weather events are changing in frequency and intensity, and what communities are doing to address them.

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