Local leaders practice drought response through gaming exercise

Kelowna, B.C. – Severe droughts bring big conflicts to communities, but most of us aren’t ready for such events, and some don’t even want to think about it. So how do you engage people on such a serious topic?  Make it fun, but keep it meaningful.  With that in mind, key players in government (elected officials and staff), Okanagan water suppliers, and reps from the agriculture, fisheries and ranching community, are participating in a drought simulation exercise in Kelowna today.  Participants  are  choosing who gets what in a severe water shortage and learning the implications of their decisions.

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