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We’re Hiring: Milfoil Control and Transport Operator

The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) is seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent teamwork skills to fill the position of Milfoil Control and Transport Operator, reporting to the Executive Director. Job Posting Job Description Location: Central/North Okanagan, BC Application

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Board Report – September

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 Drought Bulletin – August 24, 2018

OKANAGAN MOVES TO DROUGHT LEVEL 2 AS HOT, DRY SUMMER CONTINUES The B.C. Government has elevated the Okanagan to a Level 2 drought rating as a precautionary measure. While Okanagan water purveyors are generally experiencing average supply conditions, regional drought

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Okanagan Water Board presses for additional federal mussel funding

Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board welcomes the federal government’s recent funding announcement to address invasive mussels and is resending a prioritized list for more action, and requesting an in-person meeting. “We are gravely concerned about the impact

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Okanagan Water Board annual meeting looks at valley’s water future

Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board held its Annual General Meeting Friday, August 10, at The Innovation Centre in Kelowna. The theme this year was “Preparing for the Future,” acknowledging the focus of the Water Board during the

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OBWB Annual Meeting – August 10

Come join us for the Okanagan Basin Water Board’s 2018 Annual Meeting: PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE on August 10, 2018 in Kelowna, B.C. Please register by Aug. 8 so that we know numbers for refreshment purposes. For more information and

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Now posted! RFP to develop 19 hydrologic models for the Okanagan

The Okanagan Basin Water Board (“OBWB”) invites Proposals to develop 19 Okanagan sub-basin hydrologic models. This project supports improving accuracy of hydrologic models for long-term planning in the Okanagan. The contract will be for a 16 (sixteen) month term. Find

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Okanagan Drought Bulletin – June 26, 2018

OKANAGAN REMAINS IN DROUGHT LEVEL 1 BUT HOT, DRY SUMMER EXPECTED The B.C. Government has elevated most basins in the province to a Level 2 drought rating, but the Okanagan remains in Level 1 based on current water supply. That

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Board Report – June

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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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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