Global Okanagan – October 17, 2018
“We need to be effective with our use of the resource.”
Lee Hesketh is talking about water.
“Water is key,” said Hesketh, a rancher with the B.C. Cattlemen’s Association.
As a second generation rancher, Hesketh understands big agriculture’s big thirst for water.
“Agriculture takes a big percentage the of water out of the system,” he said.
But, like many progressive ranchers, he also knows that water is a finite resource.
“We have to manage it responsibly,” Hesketh said.
Hesketh’s responsible management presentation was part of an international conference underway in Kelowna entitled Water For All, Our Responsibility.
The conference’s focus is on flows for fish.
“We’re talking about water for fish, because if we don’t have water for fish, then we got water for nothing,” said Corrine Jackson of the Okanagan Basin Water Board.