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Okanagan Agricultural Adaptation Projects - Harmony Bjarnson, CAI & Kellie Garcia, OBWB

Short presentation from the 2019 BC Agricultural Climate Adaptation Research workshop

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Okanagan Agricultural Adaptation Projects - Harmony Bjarnson, CAI & Kellie Garcia, OBWB

  1. 1. climate action resources for the agriculture & food sector in BC | www.BCAgClimateAction.ca
  2. 2. climate action resources for the agriculture & food sector in BC | www.BCAgClimateAction.ca www.oiso.ca
  3. 3. climate action resources for the agriculture & food sector in BC | www.BCAgClimateAction.ca https://www.bcagclimateaction.ca/library/wildfire-preparedness/
  4. 4. climate action resources for the agriculture & food sector in BC | www.BCAgClimateAction.ca Sign up for emergency notifications at: www.emergency.rdos.bc.ca/ Regional District of the Okanagan and Similkameen Agricultural Wildfire Communications
  5. 5. Okanagan Agricultural Water Supply Communications Project Presentation at BC Agricultural Climate Adaptation Research Workshop December 2, 2019
  6. 6. Project purpose Help water suppliers provide agricultural customers with information about their water supply – “early and often”
  7. 7. Why improve communications? • Each water supplier has unique sources, infrastructure, restrictions, and users • Regular updates on water availability can assist in decision-making on the farm
  8. 8. 2019 Participants
  9. 9. www.obwb.ca/alerts
  10. 10. Messages to expect • Early season updates on snow pack, reservoir levels, summer weather forecasts • Water supply updates • Changes in water restriction stages and responses • Irrigation turn on/turn off dates • Water-use efficiency tips and resources
  11. 11. www.obwb.ca/ag

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