Sharing and learning how to prepare your community for drought
June 3, 2016
Capri Hotel, Kelowna, BC
On June 3, 2016, more than thirty water suppliers and consultants attended an OBWB workshop focused on helping communities work together to prepare for drought.
The objectives of the workshop were:
- To learn about drought planning initiatives underway in Okanagan communities and beyond.
- To hear what steps are needed to prepare a robust drought plan and what information should be included.
- To learn about drought response measures, including triggers for moving between drought stages and actions to take at each stage.
- To find opportunities to collaborate and create efficiencies in drought planning and response.
- To ask questions about anything drought-related.
- Overview of Workshop Content and Outcomes
Kellie Garcia, Communications and Planning Specialist, OBWB
- Drought Management Planning
Jennifer Miles, Water Sustainability Coordinator, GVW-RDNO
- One Valley, One Water: Collecting and Sharing Drought-Related Information
Dr. Anna Warwick Sears, Executive Director, OBWB
- Landscape Requirements: Water Regulation Bylaw
Kevin Van Vliet, Utility Services Manager, City of Kelowna
- Drought Indicators, Triggers, and Responses
Toby Pike, Manager, South East Kelowna Irrigation District
- Living the New Normal: Lesson’s from the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s Drought Communication Strategy
Jeff Moore, Environmental Analyst/Technician, CVRD