Council Members

ws_council_2016The Okanagan Water Stewardship Council is a broad-based advisory body to the OBWB, with representatives from diverse water stakeholder groups and a local source of technical expertise.

Council members are nominated for 18 month terms by their respective organizations, and ratified by the OBWB.

The 28 member Council meets monthly to provide independent advice and policy recommendations for sustainable water management.

Current Council Members:

2018 – 2020

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Kristen Hannam / Thomas Forge / Denise Neilsen, Emeritus

Engineers and Geoscientists BC
Mike Nolan / Don Dobson

BC Agriculture Council
Hans Buchler / Christine Dendy

BC Cattlemen’s Association
Lee Hesketh / Keith Manders

BC Fruit Growers Association
Kevin Day / Glen Lucas

BC Groundwater Association
Marta Green / Doug Geller

BC Water Supply Association
Dawn Williams / Shawn Grundy

BC Wildlife Federation – Region 8
Lorne Davies / Jackson MacPherson

Canadian Water Resources Association
Brian Guy / Dwayne Meredith

City of Kelowna
Rod Maclean / Ed Hoppe

City of Vernon
Ed Stranks

Environment and Climate Change Canada
Dave Hutchinson / Doug Lundquist

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Doug Edwards

Interior Health
Rob Birtles / Judi Ekkert

Irrigation Industry Association of BC
Ted van der Gulik / Bruce Naka

Ministry of Agriculture
Andrew Petersen / Stephanie Tam

Ministry of FLNRO: Fish / Wildlife
Lora Neild

Ministry of FLNRO: Resource Management
Robert Warner / Ray Crampton

Okanagan Collaborative Conservation Program
Scott Boswell / Tanis Gieselman

Okanagan College
Alison O’Neill / Rob St. Onge

Okanagan Indian Band
Tim Isaac / Dan Wilson

RD of Central Okanagan
Danika Dudzik / Todd Cashin

RD of North Okanagan
Renee Clark / Jennifer Miles

RD of Okanagan–Similkameen
Zoe Kirk / Evelyn Riechert

Shuswap Okanagan Forestry Association
Murray Wilson / Ted Swab

Thompson-Okanagan Tourism Association
Glenn Mandziuk / Ellen Walker-Matthews

UBC Okanagan
Bernard Bauer / Craig Nichol


Okanagan Nation Alliance
Zoe Eyjolfson / Elinor McGrath / Natasha Lukey

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