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Okanagan Drought Bulletin – June 26, 2018

OKANAGAN REMAINS IN DROUGHT LEVEL 1 BUT HOT, DRY SUMMER EXPECTED The B.C. Government has elevated most basins in the province to a Level 2 drought rating, but the Okanagan remains in Level 1 based on current water supply. That

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Board Report – June

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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INVITE: Poster Submission – Environmental Flow Needs Conference, Oct. 17-18, 2018, Kelowna, B.C.

The Okanagan Basin Water Board and the Canadian Water Resources Association, BC Branch, are excited to host Environmental Flow Needs – Science, Policy & Practice on October 17-18, 2018 in Kelowna, B.C. This conference will bring together representatives from national

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Weather Report – May 2018

The seasonal forecast is for a hotter than normal summer, with near-normal precipitation in June (our rainiest month on average), which could slow down the fire season. If we miss the June rains, it could be a very dry summer.

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Council Report – March 2018

The Okanagan Water Stewardship Council (“the Council” or OWSC) was established in 2006 as a technical advisory body to the OBWB. The 28 member Council is a diverse group of water stakeholders who meet monthly to provide independent advice and

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Okanagan mayors trade gavel for gardening gloves & encourage water conservation

Kelowna, B.C. – As Okanagan communities deal with flooding and record-breaking temperatures, and as talk turns to the possibility of another drought this year, the valley’s mayors gathered today at the UnH20 Gardens to talk water conservation. The gathering comes

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New online hub for planning guides helps ease access to information

Many valuable guides and toolkits have been written for the planning community, providing innovative policies, case studies, bylaw language, and legal approaches to environmental protection. While much effort and public funding has gone into developing these resources, uptake has been

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Missed our latest Water Supply webinar?

The Okanagan Basin Water Board hosted an Okanagan Water Supply Webinar on May 8, to review the current and forecasted water supply for 2018 in the valley. Updates from: 💧Environment Canada – Doug Lundquist 💧BC River Forecast Centre – Dave

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Rain barrels aid in conservation of water

Kelowna Daily Courier – April 22, 2018 Shannon Weys believes having a rail barrel will help her make better use of her now forgotten backyard. The Kelowna woman was among hundreds of residents who bought rain barrels and composters uring

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Rain barrels, compost bins popular on Earth Day in Kelowna

Kelowna Capital News – April 22, 2018 Judging by the long lineup of cars long before the gates even opened on Earth Day 2018, water conservation is an important environmental issue for many Kelowna residents. In just under 90 minutes

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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 Basin water projects funded

Kelowna Capital News – April 17, 2018 The Okanagan Basin Water Board has approved $300,000 in funding to 18 projects to help conserve and improve the quality of water in the valley. The water board directors approved the Water Conservation

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Water supply top of mind

April 10, 2018 – Castanet As the region prepares for the spring freshet and the possibility for flooding, the Okanagan Basin Water Board is helping locals to get a grip on this year’s water supply. The group is holding a

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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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