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