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Severe Drought and How to Cope With Hot and Dry Summer – FNHA

Aug 03, 2023

​Individuals, families and communities are experiencing severe drought conditions this summer in British Columbia (BC), creating challenges for food security, water scarcity and wildfires. Despite sporadic rain in parts of BC, most regions are in a Drought level 4 or 5 classification, with level 5 being the highest and most extreme.

For First Nations people, water is sacred. Protecting and conserving water is essential to health, wellness and way of life of the whole planet, including all living beings. Water is not only part of our weather cycles, food, medicines and ceremonies but is also vital for fighting wildfires and maintaining air quality.

Everyone has a role to play in conserving water to ensure all beings have access to it when it’s needed. This means reducing water usage where possible.

Outdoor water conservation tips:

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