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Okanagan watershed forum held near lake above Peachland

Global News – March 22, 2019 A circle of mostly strangers gathered in the Central Okanagan on Friday with one thing in common: water. This is World Water Day, hence the gathering of community leaders at Headwaters Lake above Peachland

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Kids challenged to be climate heroes

Kelowna Daily Courier – March 22, 2019 The Okanagan Basin Water Board is inviting young people to be climate heroes and enter its seventh annual youth challenge. Youth from five to 18 years of age can be climate heroes by

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Kids Water Day challenge

Castanet – March 22, 2019 Friday is World Water Day, and the Okanagan Basin Water Board is celebrating by launching its 7th annual youth challenge inviting young people to be climate heroes.  The City of Penticton, City of Kelowna and

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World Water Day: Special challenge issued to youth to be climate conscious

Kelowna Capital News – March 22, 2019 In celebration of Canada Water Week this week and Friday’s UN World Water Day, the Okanagan Basin Water Board’s program has re-launched its seventh youth challenge, inviting young people to be climate heroes.

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Okanagan youth invited to be climate heroes as part of Canada Water Week celebrations

Kelowna, B.C. – In celebration of Canada Water Week (March 17-23) and UN World Water Day (March 22), the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB)’s Okanagan WaterWise program has re-launched its 7th youth challenge and is inviting young people to be

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Restrictions on Okanagan milfoil control to protect mussels could hurt beaches

Global News – March 20, 2019 Efforts to protect an endangered species are impacting work to keep Okanagan beaches weed-free. Invasive milfoil is regularly cleared from Okanagan lakes, especially in areas popular with visitors and locals. However, increased efforts to

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Weather Report – February 2019

Most agencies are predicting an early, dry spring for B.C., including this recent report from the Weather Network (see this link). Our snow packs are well below normal for this time of year, but if the spring abruptly turns wet

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Board Report – March 2019

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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Board Report – February 2019

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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Weather Report – January 2019

According to the snow pillows and snow surveys, the Okanagan is slightly below normal. In a typical year, we have about 55% of the annual snow accumulation by Jan. 15, but the graphs below show that actual amount vary sharply

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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 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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