Dozens attend community water forum at Kelowna library hosted by UBC Okanagan

Dozens of people attended a community forum hosted by UBC Okanagan at Kelowna’s library on Tuesday night.

A panel of experts weighed in on the need for better forest management in order to combat flooding and wildfires.

“A big point of this is to get people’s minds on this so they can talk to their local government or their local member of parliament to say, ‘I’m concerned about this’,” UBC Okanagan assistant professor Mathieu Bourbonnais said.

“We need to start working together to come up with solutions.”

“Forestry is part of the solution. Industry is part of the solution. It’s governments, it’s industry, it’s communities, it’s First Nations working together to come up with strategies to help create more resilient ecosystems and more resilient communities,” he added.

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