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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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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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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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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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Central Okanagan residents reminded to be careful about what they put down the drain

Kelowna Capital News – September 13, 2018 What you put down the drain or flush down the toilet can affect the quality water of Okanagan Lake says the Regional District of the Central Okanagan. That’s why the regional district has

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Incentive to be water-wise and fire smart

Kelowna Capital News – May 23, 2018

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Mayors get waterwise

Castanet – May 20, 2018 Mayors from around the Okanagan have taken the pledge to get WaterWise. The annual “Make Water Work” program from the Okanagan Basin Water Board seeks buy-in from residents up and down the valley to conserve

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Okanagan communities reaffirm water conservation commitment

Water Canada – May 18, 2018 Okanagan Valley’s mayors gathered yesterday at the UnH20 Gardens to talk water conservation. Following a difficult year of flood, record-breaking temperatures, and as talk turns to the possibility of another drought this year, there

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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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Pledging to Make Water Work

Kelowna Capital News – May 17, 2018 The Okanagan Basin Water Board kicked off its annual region-wide Make Water Work campaign stressing the need to plan for the possibility of drought this year, despite the current talk of flooding. “It

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OXA plant sale a boost for water-wise gardeners

Kelowna Capital News – May 9, 2018 Last Saturday, the Okanagan Xeriscape Association (OXA) held its seventh annual Xeriscape Plant Sale. Once again it was a huge success. People went home with a great selection of xeriscape plants for their

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