The Okanagan Basin Water Board is pleased to host its 2016 Annual Meeting, Sept. 9 at the Laurel Packinghouse in Kelowna with the doors open at 8:30 AM. The theme this year: “A Watershed in the World.”
The meeting will feature a keynote address by Dr. Amber Manfree, a postdoctoral researcher in Geography at the Center for Watershed Sciences at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Manfree will discuss lessons learned in water and environmental management from the front lines of the California drought.
Following the keynote, will be the announcement of the 2016 Make Water Work Champion – the Okanagan community which collected the most pledges per capita to conserve and Make Water Work this summer. We will also celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Okanagan Water Stewardship Council, a group of organizations which volunteer their expertise as a technical advisory body to the Water Board. A visual presentation of the Council’s work over 10 years will be followed by a cake-cutting and a chance to mingle with members.
Dr. Anna Warwick Sears, OBWB Executive Director will then present the Annual Report, “A Watershed in the World,” and discuss progress made by the Water Board throughout the 2015-16 year. There will be time for questions and discussion, and everyone is welcome.
Register today for this free, public event as space is limited.
Friday, 9 September 2016 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)
Laurel Packinghouse – 1304 Ellis Street, Kelowna, BC