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Okanagan Water Board annual grant program focuses on floods, drought

Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) is now accepting applications to its 2018 Water Conservation and Quality Improvement (WCQI) Grant Program. This is the 13th year for the program, providing $300,000 to water projects in the Okanagan.

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Board Report – November

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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Council Report – October 2017

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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Council Report – September 2017

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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Council Presentation – October 12, 2017

Sockeye salmon repatriation leads to population re-establishment and rapid introgression with native kokanee

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Okanagan’s transboundary waters focus of meeting and film premiere

Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan watershed straddles the Canada-U.S. border, requiring joint water management to meet the various needs for a clean, sustainable supply.  This is done by the International Joint Commission’s “International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control (IOLBC),” a

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Osoyoos Lake Board of Control annual meeting to premiere “A River Film”

The International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control holds its annual public meeting on October 17, 6-8:15 p.m. at the Sonora Centre, 8505 68 Ave., in Osoyoos. This meeting will feature the premiere of A River Film, a documentary about the

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Board Report – October

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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Council Presentation – September 7, 2017

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Okanagan Water Board brings mussel-prevention proposal to B.C. Environment Minister

Kelowna, B.C. – Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) directors, who were in Vancouver for the annual Union of BC Municipalities convention along with officials from the new B.C. government, took the opportunity to talk invasive zebra and quagga mussels. Several

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As summer of wacky weather comes to close in Okanagan, WaterWise residents recognized

Kelowna, B.C. – As summer draws to a close, the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) and its Okanagan WaterWise program begin to wrap up their valley-wide residential water conservation campaign “Make Water Work.” As part of the annual campaign, Okanagan

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Okanagan Water Board annual meeting looks at extreme weather & solutions

Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) held its Annual Meeting today at Westbank Lions Community Centre in West Kelowna. The theme this year was “Weathering Extremes,” recognizing that the climate in our valley is changing and the

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Annual Public Meeting to be held September 8, 2017

The Okanagan Basin Water Board will host its annual public meeting at the Westbank Lions Community Centre, 2466 Main St. in West Kelowna, this Friday September 8, from 8:30am till noon. The theme of the meeting is “Weathering Extremes”. From

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Okanagan Drought Bulletin 2 – September 1, 2017

OKANAGAN ESCALATES TO DROUGHT LEVEL 3 The B.C. Government has declared a Level 3 drought rating for the Okanagan. It’s a year of extremes in the Okanagan. Between June and August, Kelowna broke its record for LEAST SUMMER RAINFALL, with

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Okanagan Drought Bulletin 1 – August 22, 2017

OKANAGAN IN DROUGHT LEVEL 2 There has been some confusion recently regarding what drought level the Province of B.C. has declared for the Okanagan. While some regions around us have been moved to Drought Level 3, the Okanagan, as of

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