Restoring our forests after damage done by wildfires, floods, droughts, landslides, and the mountain pine beetle will improve our water supply, a forum in Kelowna is expected to hear on Tuesday.

UBC Okanagan's third annual Community Water Forum will take place at the downtown branch of the Okanagan Regional Library, 1380 Ellis St., from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Panelists will discuss how damage to the forests have affected the quantity and quality of our water supply.

Panelists include: Mathieu Bourbonnais, UBCO assistant professor in Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences; Robert Gray, wildland fire ecologist; Natasha Lukey, Okanagan Nation Alliance; and Adam Wei, UBCO watershed management research chairman.

The event is free, but registration is required at