How can we protect our water? (UBC Dialogues: Okanagan)

The Okanagan is known for its pristine lakes and rivers. Tourists visit the region for the scenery, vineyards, and abundant recreation opportunities that these waters provide. Residents rely on this water every day. But how clean is it, really? Wastewater, as well as chemical runoff from industry and agriculture, poses a threat to our freshwater supplies. How can we neutralize these threats without sacrificing our economic well-being? What steps can we take to ensure our most valuable resource remains clean and abundant for years to come.

Moderator

Chris Walker – Host, CBC’s Daybreak South

Panelists

Bruce Mathieson – Associate Professor, Biology, UBC’s Okanagan campus

Ivor Norlin – Manager of Infrastructure Programs, Interior Health, Health Protection

Anna Warwick Sears – Executive Director, Okanagan Basin Water Board

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