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Peachland wins Okanagan Make Water Work competition

September 16, 2016 – Peachland View Peachland Mayor Cindy Fortin is just flush. The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) held its Annual General Meeting at the Laurel Packinghouse in Kelowna last week. The theme this year, “A Watershed in the

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Water – we’re all connected

September 10, 2016 – Castanet The interdependence of watersheds was emphasized at the Okanagan Basin Water Board’s annual general meeting, Friday in Kelowna. Decisions we make here not only affect the Okanagan, but other watersheds outside our boundaries as well, as we

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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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Okanagan Basin Water Board says cooperation and global thinking key to solving water issues

September 8, 2016 – Vernon Morning Star, Penticton Western News, Kelowna Capital News The Okanagan Basin Water Board has called for a spirit of cooperation and global thinking as communities around the Okanagan move forward with issues relating to water.

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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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Water Board celebrates 45 years of water protection & looks ahead at future challenges

Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) holds its Annual Meeting on Friday, Sept. 4 and while the agency is celebrating 45 years of water protection in the valley, it is already looking at the challenges ahead and

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You’re Invited to our Annual Meeting!

The Okanagan Basin Water Board invites you to its 2015 Annual Meeting and 45th Birthday Celebration, Friday, Sept. 4, 8:30 a.m. to noon, at Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna. This event, free and open to the public, will

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Annual Meeting – September 4, 2015

You are invited to the Okanagan Basin Water Board’s Annual Meeting on Sept. 4, 2015 in Kelowna, B.C. Please register by Aug. 28 at: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2015-annual-meeting-it-starts-with-water-and-45th-birthday-of-the-obwb-tickets-18026810676. We are currently finalizing our agenda, but we are happy to announce our keynote speaker:

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Okanagan Valley increasingly vulnerable to severe climate disruptions, says expert

Osoyoos Times – September 24, 2014 Humans have changed Earth’s life support systems, so in future, it’s vital we begin to manage our water resources more carefully, warns Robert Sandford, Canadian chair of the UN’s Water for Life initiative on

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Outdoor water use targeted

Kelowna Capital News – September 16, 2014 At the annual general meeting of the Okanagan Basin Water Board held Sept. 5, guest speaker Deborah Curran (University of Victoria professor in environmental law and sustainability) ended her presentation on the new

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Water licenses uncertain

Vernon Morning Star – September 12, 2014 Aboriginal rights to water likely supersede those of water licence holders and municipalities need to negotiate what this means before the issue ends up in court. This was the big take away from

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Okanagan warned to plan water use

Daily Courier – September 10, 2014 Municipalities should start planning how to manage the Okanagan’s water now to avoid acrimony when droughts threaten the Valley’s water supply, says an environmental law professor. Deboarah Curran, who helped create the province’s new

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Full agenda for Okanagan Basin Water Board

Vernon Morning Star – September 10, 2014 Considerable work continues within the Okanagan Basin Water Board. Among the issues facing the agency are population growth, civic and federal elections, new B.C. water regulations, climate change and recent court rulings recognizing

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Expert urges municipal leaders to form regional water protection strategies soon

Osoyoos Times – September 10, 2014 Municipal leaders from across the South Okanagan can take the lead and form sustainable water strategies in the coming months or do nothing and have the provincial government impose legislation that might offend and

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First Nations’ rights supersede water licences

Kelowna Capital News – September 9, 2014 Aboriginal rights to water likely supersede those of water licence holders and municipalities need to negotiate what this means before the issue ends up in court. This was the big take away from

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