Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) is pleased to announce that it is joining forces with Aqua Forum to bring, for the first time, the national AquaHacking Challenge to Western Canada and to our valley. This challenge, aimed at attracting tech-savvy youth to help tackle freshwater issues, will be one of four events being held across Canada in 2019-2020.
“This hits a real sweet spot for us,” said Water Board Executive Director Anna Warwick Sears. “It brings together so many of our interests, like raising awareness around – and solving – water issues, expanding partnerships with post-secondaries and the tech community, doing something bold and innovative, and engaging the entire community.” The enthusiasm was echoed by OBWB’s Board of Directors who voted unanimously to participate.