Convening for Action in the South Okanagan: Regional Growth Strategy taps into Water Sustainability Action Plan


Water is the #1 Concern

The number one concern of local South Okanagan residents is the availability and quality of its water.  Water was the main issue identified through public consultation by the Regional Growth Strategy, a project underway with the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, according to David Arsenault, Regional Growth Strategy Coordinator.

To better understand the water issue, the Regional Growth Strategy and Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia have agreed to work together.

Arsenault notes that “the Action Plan stands on good science and reaches out to practitioners and other interested parties who want to understand, adopt and implement sustainable water management practices.” Since mid-2005 the Action Plan has been working in the South Okanagan.

The Water Sustainability Action Plan provides a partnership umbrella for on-the-ground initiatives that are promoting water stewardship across the province.

“The link to the Regional Growth Strategy is an initiative under the Action Plan called Convening for Action in the South Okanagan”, added Arsenault. Convening for Action is jointly funded by the Province and the Real Estate Foundation of BC through its Communities in Transition program.

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