Squeezing The Most From Our Water
All Welcome - limited seating
Thursday, October 17, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Sponsored by Summerland's Community Climate Action Plan
Where: Council Chambers, Municipal Hall,
12311 Henry Ave., Summerland
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What: Get the most from our residential water: A relevant and timely panel discussion and Q&A will take place on indoor and outdoor residential water use.
Topics will include: the water challenges we face in our current and changing environment, water-wise gardening, irrigation design, the harvest and re-use of rain water and indoor water use.
The Okanagan Energy Diet Program: ways in which simple energy saving upgrades in our homes can save the amount of water we consume will be presented.
Bonus: Receive a FREE Tap-by-Tap Kit which includes low-flow shower head, kitchen faucet aerator and shower timer to help you save water and energy. Available on a first come, first served basis.
Eva is currently the Community Program Director for the Friends of the Summerland Ornamental Gardens. At the Gardens, big strides are being made in water conservation initiatives using metering, upgrading irrigation and revising planting philosophy -notably the Welcome Garden where drought tolerant plants demonstrate year round interest and colour. As a registered professional biologist and a keen gardener she utilizes her passion for Okanagan landscapes as an inspiration in creating gardens that emulate our natural ecosystem.
For the past 4 years, Zoe has been the Water Conservation Coordinator for the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen in partnership with the Okanagan Basin Water Board providing indoor and outdoor water conservation education to residents throughout the region. Zoe can be seen at markets, local events and conducting door-to-door consultations. In addition, Zoe conducts workshops in water conservation, rain water harvesting and re-use including the construction and maintenance of rain barrels.
Carlos PachecoSince 2006, Carlos has owned and operated his own company called IDM "Irrigation Design Management" offering certified irrigation design and consulting services. While establishing his own company, he worked at Grower's Supply Co. Ltd. in Penticton, B.C. managing their irrigation department. Additionally, Carlos has taught the irrigation portion of the Viticulture course at Penticton Okanagan College. In his spare time, he has authored a number of irrigation manuals on design, installation and water management.
Peter RobinsonPeter is a Community Energy Planner for the Community Energy Assoc. He has a BSc in Physics, an MSc in Renewable Energy and is currently working with FortisBC promoting the Okanagan Energy Diet. The Okanagan Energy Diet is a new, and effective type of residential energy efficiency campaign. It is a community-wide initiative providing people with the hands-on help they may need to make energy saving upgrades to their homes to reduce energy costs. It's sponsored by FortisBC PowerSense and supported by local governments.