Kelowna, B.C. – The value of clean and abundant water – and our tendency to undervalue it – was in the spotlight today as the Okanagan Basin Water Board held its Annual Meeting today at Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna, just a short distance from perhaps the valley’s most iconic image, Okanagan Lake.
“When we take a moment to think about the importance of water, people get it. Life can’t exist without it,” notes OBWB Executive Director Anna Warwick Sears. “But we also take it for granted here in the Okanagan. We have less water here than anywhere in Canada, but we use more. This year’s Annual Report ‘Recognizing the Value of Water,’ focuses on the value and importance of water – to our economy and to our way of life – and the value of water management.