ANNOUNCEMENT: Irrigation Industry Association and Partnership for Water Sustainability join forces with Okanagan Basin Water Board to co-host “Flow & Grow Workshop” in Kelowna, the 4th in an Annual Year-End Water Sustainability Series
4th in the series: Flow and Grow – Balancing the Economy, Ecology and Settlement in the Okanagan
Commencing in 2013, the Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC has collaborated with the Irrigation Industry Association of BC (IIABC) to co-host an annual year-end workshop. Previously, workshops were held in Victoria (2014) and Richmond (2013, 2015). In 2016, the 4th in the series is also be co-hosted by the Okanagan Basin Water Board.
A Collaborative Environment
“This workshop series has proven to be an innovative initiative; it brings together the individuals involved in the conservation and long term management of water with those that rely on having water readily available to produce food and maintain green-spaces,” notes Kirby Ell, President of the Irrigation Industry Association of BC.
“Having all the stakeholders in the same room allows each the opportunity to understand the others’ perspectives. It also creates a collaborative environment which fosters the creation of strategies that strike a balance between the conservation and use of water.”
FLOW AND GROW is structured as four modules and is cascading – from high-level visioning to ground-level applications. Each module has a learning objective. Adaptation to a changing climate is a thread that runs through all the modules.