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Okanagan water projects get funds to move ahead

Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) has approved $300,000 in funding to 18 projects to help conserve and improve the quality of water in the valley. Directors approved the Water Conservation and Quality Improvement (WCQI) grants at

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Missed our Water Supply Webinar?

The Okanagan Basin Water Board hosted an Okanagan Water Supply Webinar on April 16, to review the current and forecasted water supply for 2018 in the valley. Updates were provided by the International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control, the BC

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Okanagan Water Supply Webinar – April 16

The Okanagan Basin Water Board is hosting a free “Okanagan Water Supply Webinar” on Monday, ‪April 16‬, ‪11 a.m.‬ – noon, looking at our current and forecasted water supply for 2018. There will be updates from Environment and Climate Change

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Okanagan valley receives $1.45 million for floodplain mapping

Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) held a joint news conference with provincial, Okanagan Nation Alliance and local government representatives today to announce significant funding and a unique partnership to help valley communities plan and prepare for

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Board Report – April

The Okanagan Basin Water Board’s monthly Board Report provides highlights from this week’s Board of Directors meeting. The monthly report provides up-to-date information about the activities, projects, and policies of the Water Board. Please feel free to share widely! Board

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Weather Report – April 2018

While the snow levels are worrisome, the most important weather factor for flooding is how fast it melts. The La Nina forecast is for a cool spring, which hopefully will bring the snow down slowly and later in the season.

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Guidebook for Constructed Wetlands in the Okanagan

The recently completed local government guidebook for establishing constructed wetlands in the Okanagan is now available online at  www.obwb.ca/wetlands. The overall objective of this guidebook is to provide information to support local governments in designing and implementing constructed wetlands for

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Curtain comes up on Canada Water Week – Okanagan Water Board hosts free movie night

Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board and its Okanagan WaterWise program are hosting a free movie night, complete with snacks, engaging conversation and more, as part of Canada Water Week and U.N. World Water Day celebrations. “SHARED WATERS.

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Okanagan’s future water needs to be studied thanks to federal funding

Kelowna, B.C. – A lot has changed in the Okanagan since 2010 and since the last major study of the valley’s water supply and demand was completed. As one of Canada’s fastest growing regions, our population has boomed. We’ve weathered

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Board Report – March

The Okanagan Basin Water Board’s monthly Board Report provides highlights from this week’s Board of Directors meeting. The monthly report provides up-to-date information about the activities, projects, and policies of the Water Board. Please feel free to share widely! Board

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WANTED: Water Demand Model Technician

The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) is seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent interpersonal, research, writing and organization skills to fill the position of Water Demand Model Technician, reporting to the Executive Director. We offer a competitive wage, based

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YOU ARE INVITED: Local government toolkits webinar for sustainable B.C. communities, March 13

Since early 2016, the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) has been working with various partners to identify planning guides and toolkits that provide legal mechanisms, policies, and best practices for climate change adaptation and sustainable land and water use. Now

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Weather Report – March 2018

We continue to have an above-average snow year, with the current levels in Mission Creek approaching the peak multi-year average amount for late-April. This means that if it stopped snowing today, we’d have close to average snow-water available on the

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Mayor continues duty on water board

Osoyoos Today – February 20, 2018 Osoyoos Mayor Sue McKortoff appears to be enjoying her time on the Okanagan Basin Water Board. The Mayor has agreed to sit another one-year term on the board — joining mayors from other Okanagan

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Snowpacks well above average for time of year, but too early to predict spring floods

Osoyoos Times – February 13, 2018 There is currently well-above normal snowpack in the Okanagan and Similkameen based on information from Feb. 1 released last Wednesday by the River Forecast Centre. Snowy Mountain, above the Similkameen Valley, seen here from

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