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Okanagan water grants aim to conserve and improve water quality in face of climate change

Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) has approved more than $318,000 in funding to 17 projects that will help conserve and protect water in the valley while addressing the larger issues of climate change. Directors approved the

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Missed our Water Supply webinar?

The Okanagan Basin Water Board hosted an Okanagan Water Supply Webinar on April 12, to review the current and forecasted water supply for 2019 in the valley. View YouTube recording below: or follow this link

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April 12 – Water Supply Webinar

This year’s seventh annual Okanagan water supply webinar will be hosted on Friday, April 12th from 11a.m. – 12 p.m. This webinar provides an opportunity to hear from reliable government and agency sources about the current and forecast water conditions

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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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We’re Hiring! Communications & Outreach Coordinator

We’re looking for a Communications and Outreach Coordinator – someone who can create amazing materials, and then get out, share & talk to people! Download Job Posting (PDF) Okanagan WaterWise Communications & Outreach Coordinator Location: Kelowna, B.C. Application Deadline: April

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Weather Report – April

Most of us in B.C. have enjoyed the recent temperature anomaly in southern B.C. (not sure about the orchardists). Agencies are predicting an early, dry spring for B.C., including this recent report from the Weather Network (see this updated link).

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EFN Conference Proceedings & Outcomes – NOW available!

The Siwłkw (Water) For All – Our Responsibility conference was hosted by the Okanagan Basin Water Board and the Canadian Water Resources Association. Now available: Proceedings & Outcomes This document summarizes the conference and provides recommendations for further action. Thanks

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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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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 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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