A pilot project tested communications materials for improving the transfer of data-driven and timely information about water supply to Okanagan producers.
During the 2017 growing season, two water purveyors – Greater Vernon Water and City of Penticton – took part in the pilot project. The project developed, tested and assessed new communications messages and mechanisms between purveyors and their agricultural water users.
Agricultural producers could register to receive electronic communications messages from their water provider via email, text message or voice message.
The project report describes project activities and includes sample materials – a communications checklist and key messages document – that were developed to assist purveyors with developing and sending out communications.