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Okanagan Water Board announces major change to grant program

Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) is now accepting applications to its revamped 2019 Water Conservation and Quality Improvement (WCQI) Grant Program. This is the 14th year of the program which has provided more than $4.1 million

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Okanagan Water Board calls for B.C. legislation to protect B.C. waters from invasive mussels

Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) is renewing a call for legislation that would require all out-of-province watercraft to be inspected for invasive zebra and quagga mussels before launching in B.C. waters. The call was sent in

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Community Water Forum – Nov. 21

The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB)-Okanagan WaterWise is pleased to join UBC Okanagan and present “Fire and Flood: Climate Change & Extreme Weather in the Okanagan.” Fire, smoke, flood, drought are becoming a new reality in the Okanagan and across

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Environmental Flow Needs Conference Leads with Reconciliation

Water Canada – October 24, 2018 Last week, 250 attendees at the siwłkʷ  (WATER) FOR ALL – OUR RESPONSIBILITY Environmental Flow Needs Conference listened, shared, and discussed how to ensure water for fish, and everything else that depends on water.

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Water conference brings native, non-natives together

Kelowna Daily Courier – October 22, 2018 About 250 people attended a two-day water conference last week in Kelowna, hosted by the Okanagan Basin Water Board. The main topic was environmental flow needs — essentially, determining how much water is

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Okanagan conference builds connections, shows way forward, ensuring water for fish, and for all

Kelowna, B.C. – For two days, 250 attendees at the siwłkʷ (WATER) FOR ALL – OUR RESPONSIBILITY… Environmental Flow Needs Conference have been listening, sharing, and discussing how to ensure water for fish, and everything else that depends on water.

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Okanagan water conference builds connections

Kelowna Capital News – October 18, 2018 How much water is needed for fish and to sustain our environment? That was a central question subjected to two days of discussion as 250 environment, agriculture and water management experts gathered in

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Airplane crash delays Okanagan Valley aerial mapping project

Vernon Morning Star – October 17, 2018 A tragic airplane crash this summer has delayed completion of an aerial geography mapping project for the Okanagan Valley. The Okanagan Basin Water Board had enlisted a radar technology tool called LiDAR to

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Water Board recognizes water conservation winners

Castanet – October 17, 2018 The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) and its Okanagan WaterWise program has wrapped up its valley-wide outdoor residential water conservation campaign “Make Water Work” for another year with the awarding of prizes. As part of

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Kelowna conference focuses on flows for fish

Global Okanagan – October 17, 2018 “We need to be effective with our use of the resource.” Lee Hesketh is talking about water. “Water is key,” said Hesketh, a rancher with the B.C. Cattlemen’s Association. As a second generation rancher, Hesketh

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Experts gather to discuss Okanagan water needs

Kelowna Capital News – October 16, 2018 Water science experts from across the globe will descend on Kelowna for an international water conference on environmental flow needs this week. The two-day conference takes place Oct. 17-18 at the Coast Capri

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Experts gather to discuss Okanagan water needs

Kelowna Capital News – October 16, 2018 Water science experts from across the globe will descend on Kelowna for an international water conference on environmental flow needs this week. The two-day conference takes place Oct. 17-18 at the Coast Capri

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Okanagan residents commit to conservation – win WaterWise yard prizes

Okanagan Valley, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) and its Okanagan WaterWise program has wrapped up its valley-wide outdoor residential water conservation campaign “Make Water Work” for another year with the awarding of prizes. As part of the

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Board announces contest winners

Kelowna Daily Courier – October 12, 2018 The Okanagan Basin Water Board’s annual water-conservation campaign was rewarding for three Okanagan residents. Kelsey Powell of Vernon, Pam Kirstiuk of Lake Country and Summerland’s Holly Dunlop each won prizes in the annual

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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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