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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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Okanagan Water Board announces funding for projects to protect valley water

The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) has approved $300,000 in funding to 18 projects that will help conserve and improve the quality of water in the valley.  Directors approved the Water Conservation and Quality Improvement (WCQI) Grants at their regular

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Okanagan Water Board welcomes provincial effort to protect BC from invasive mussels

Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board applauds the Province of B.C. and several partners who have come forward to help establish the inspection stations it has been pushing for since 2012 to help prevent the spread of invasive

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World-renowned water champion comes to Okanagan to celebrate UN World Water Day

Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board’s Okanagan WaterWise program has teamed up with the Okanagan Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience, and Ecosystem Services (BRAES-UBC Okanagan) to bring back its popular and free panel discussion and mixer on March 22,

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Join us March 22 for “exSTREAMS: The Okanagan water story and you”

We’re very pleased to invite you to this year’s popular and FREE annual public forum, celebrating UN World Water Day-Canada Water Week on March 22, 2016, 6-8:30 PM at the Laurel Packinghouse in Kelowna. This year we are partnering with

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Board Report – March

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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Federal funds flow to Okanagan helping ensure water sustainability

Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) has secured a $397,000 grant through the federal Gas Tax Fund, helping better understand the water needs in a region known for its water challenges and Canada’s largest population growth. The

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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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Urgent need to prevent invasive mussels – Letter from the OBWB to Federal Ministers

The Okanagan Basin Water Board has sent a letter to the federal government regarding the urgent need for the government to step up efforts to prevent invasive mussels from entering the Pacific Northwest. The letter has been sent recognizing that

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