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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 Water Board urges Ottawa for commitment on mussel prevention

Kelowna, B.C. – After returning hopeful from a June 2017 meeting in Ottawa regarding invasive mussel prevention, the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) is tired of waiting for a response. This week, eight months after that meeting and with another

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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 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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