Kelowna Capital News – March 14, 2014
The Okanagan Water Stewardship Council’s initial reaction to the Tuesday, March 11 introduction of a new water act in the B.C. Legislature is positive, but a council committee will now analyze it and respond officially to the province in the next few weeks.
The council is the technical advisory body to the Okanagan Basin Water Board. Whereas the board is made up of elected regional district directors from throughout the valley, the council is made up of members representing 26 agencies interested in water, including fruit growers, cattlemen, conservation groups, forestry, Interior Health, post-secondary institutions, First Nations, local and senior government officials in environment, fisheries, agriculture, real estate boards and more.