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With B.C. budget announcement on the way – Okanagan pushes province to make invasive mussels a priority

Kelowna, B.C. – As the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) watches the fall-out of the discovery of invasive mussels in Montana, only a few hours’ drive from B.C., and with news that the B.C. Government is getting ready to announce

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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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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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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 – 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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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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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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Inspection stats show stronger mussel defence needed, says Okanagan Water Board

Kelowna, B.C. – Provincial mussel inspection stations only opened April 1, but already the stats show the need for a stronger program says the Okanagan Basin Water Board. As such, the OBWB has sent letters to the Province of B.C.

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Warm spring, early fire season, prompts Okanagan mayors to gather & urge water conservation

Kelowna, B.C. – On the heels of last summer’s extreme drought, and with the possibility of another one this summer, valley mayors gathered this morning to challenge each other and their residents to conserve water in what is known as

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Board Report – May

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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We’re Hiring! Communications & Outreach Coordinator

Love our waters? Enjoy talking with people? Have a solid communications background? We’re looking for a Communications and Outreach Coordinator – someone who can create amazing materials, and then get out, share & talk to people! Okanagan WaterWise Communications &

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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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