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Questions on new B.C. groundwater regulations prompt Okanagan Water Board to help local well-owners

Kelowna, B.C. – There has been some confusion about what new B.C. groundwater regulations – part of the recently introduced Water Sustainability Act – mean for residents who have a well. In response, the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) has

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Board Report – February

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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Mussels in Montana prompt Okanagan Basin Water Board to renew calls for stronger prevention by feds and province

December 19, 2016 – AM1150 Mussels in Montana prompt Okanagan Basin Water Board to renew calls for stronger prevention by feds and province. LISTEN HERE:   Learn more about invasive zebra & quagga mussels, the risks to the Okanagan and

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Okanagan renews call for stronger mussel defence with key Pacific NW ally, Montana, now infested

Kelowna, B.C. – With news that the Pacific Northwest’s Perimeter Defence is breached with invasive mussels now discovered in Montana, and with that state’s recent declaration of a statewide Natural Resource Emergency, the Okanagan Basin Water Board is once again

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Westward expansion of invasive mussels creeps closer to the Okanagan

December 15, 2016 – Global Okanagan

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Board Report – December

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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Okanagan Water Board opens door on water conservation & quality improvement program

Have a project idea that will conserve or improve water quality in the Okanagan and benefit the valley as a whole, recognizing we are all part of ‘One valley. One water.’? The Okanagan Basin Water Board is now accepting applications

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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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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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“Flow & Grow” workshop November 29, 2016

We’re very excited to let you know about a special workshop coming to the Okanagan, co-hosted by the Okanagan Basin Water Board, the Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC, and the Irrigation Industry Association of BC (IIABC). “FLOW & GROW

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As Okanagan prepares for future droughts, Osoyoos couple clinches $6000 grand prize to WaterWise their yard

Kelowna, B.C. – As people start turning off their outdoor taps and irrigation systems get blown out, the Okanagan Basin Water Board’s Okanagan WaterWise program is winding up its Make Water Work campaign for another year. But not before announcing

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Update #3 – September 28

Highlights from Environment Canada September weather bulletin Following a record warm spring, summer 2016 was much closer to normal in terms of temperature with most of the region reporting slightly warmer than normal conditions. The Interior of B.C. saw near

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Water Board Annual Meeting focuses on water management in increasingly interdependent world

Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) held its Annual General Meeting at the Laurel Packinghouse in Kelowna today. The theme this year, “A Watershed in the World,” recognizes the growing interdependence of watersheds and that the decisions

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You’re Invited! OBWB Annual Meeting – September 9

The Okanagan Basin Water Board is pleased to host its 2016 Annual Meeting, Sept. 9 at the Laurel Packinghouse in Kelowna with the doors open at 8:30 AM. The theme this year: “A Watershed in the World.” The meeting will

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The OBWB wants you to spread its ‘Don’t Move a Mussel’ campaign

As boats laden with invasive mussels continue to show up at BC’s border, the Okanagan Basin Water Board is calling on the province to beef up its inspection program. Corinne Jackson, the OBWB’s communication’s director, says the organization wants to

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