Valley increasingly vulnerable to climate change, forum told

Daily Courier – September 19, 2014

Climate change is threatening the Okanagan, a forum on water resources heard this week.

Robert Sandford, Canadian chairman of the UN’s Water for Life initiative on water policy, warned an audience at the Water and Biodiversity Research Forum in Kelowna Tuesday the Okanagan is increasingly vulnerable to climate disruption.

People have changed Earth’s life-support systems, so it’s vital we begin to manage our water resources more carefully, Sandford said. He believes the world is in a new geologic era, one in which humanity is creating changes that are affecting water resources and weather, causing flooding and other disasters.

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