World Water Day: Special challenge issued to youth to be climate conscious

Kelowna Capital News – March 22, 2019

In celebration of Canada Water Week this week and Friday’s UN World Water Day, the Okanagan Basin Water Board’s program has re-launched its seventh youth challenge, inviting young people to be climate heroes.

“We are all witnessing and living the effects of climate change, right here in our own valley,” said OBWB communications director Corinne Jackson, who also manages the Okanagan WaterWise outreach and education program. “Young people are increasingly aware of the extreme weather events we are experiencing, from historic flooding that threaten homes and close beaches, to repeated droughts that require conservation to ensure enough water for food production and returning salmon. They’ve also experienced record-breaking temperatures, and wildfires affecting the air they breathe, the water they drink, and more.”

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