From left to right: Hon. Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Nelson Jatel, on behalf of the Okanagan Water Stewardship Council (award recipient), Hon. Norm Letnick, Minister of Agriculture, Hon. Ben Stewart, Minister of Citizens’ Services and Open Government
To celebrate World Water Day, the Honourable Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, presented the Okanagan Water Stewardship Council with the first ever Excellence in Water Stewardship Award today in Kelowna.
The Okanagan Water Stewardship Council was one of 16 nominations from across the province who competed for this prestigious award. Since its inception in 2006, the Council and its members have demonstrated exemplary leadership in water stewardship in one of Canada’s most water-stressed regions.
Some of the highlights of their work include the Okanagan Sustainable Water Strategy, Okanagan Water Supply and Demand project, BC Water Use Reporting tool and the Groundwater Bylaws Toolkit.
Read the news release and visit www.obwb.ca/wsc/ for more information about the Stewardship Council, its partners and the range of activities that make this organization the first recipient of the Excellence in Water Stewardship award.