robert-sandford-and-don-gayton-posterrdos-50th-anniversary-photoPlease Mark your Calendars for: Monday, November 28, 7 – 9:00 p.m. (doors open 6:30) at  The Cleland Theatre, 325 Power St., Penticton. As Robert Sandford, the EPCOR Chair for Water andClimate Security at the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health and Don Gayton, the Wetlands Coordinator for the Okanagan Basin Water Board take the stage.

Sandford’s work is committed to translating scientific research outcomes into language decision-makers can use to craft timely and meaningful public policy. His presentation will overlay how international examples can and will affect our local water issues.

“With sea level rising, extreme weather events being the new normal, it’s not just about protecting yourself, it is understanding what is happening globally and regionally and how that will impact you.” -Robert Sandford

Gayton will set the stage for his colleague and friend, by providing the audience with a brief presentation on the Okanagan’s water and wetland history. He will bring us to present day through photographic examples and lively narrative. Gayton’s presentation will provide perspective and context, helping us to understand Sandford’s message at the local level.

We at First Things First Okanagan believe it is vital to understand our connection to water in the valley and how it is being effected by climate change. We hope to see you out Monday, November 28th (7-9pm) supporting and education yourself on this pressing topic.

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