The Okanagan gets water wise

Kelowna Capital News – July 10, 2014

An El Niño taking shape on the Pacific might help ease conditions in California, but 77 per cent of the state is bone dry, listed as experiencing extreme or exceptional drought conditions.

It’s these low water years that scientists and politicians around the world are trying to prepare for as climate change rocks our understanding of what life looks like on this planet.

“You look at what’s happening in California, you look at what’s happened in Australia and you see that the places where people have succeeded are the places where people were proactive and set up in advance…(It’s the) places that had metering, places that had water conservation programs,” said Anna Warwick Sears, executive director of the Okanagan Basin Water Board.

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