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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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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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Rain barrels aid in conservation of water

Kelowna Daily Courier – April 22, 2018 Shannon Weys believes having a rail barrel will help her make better use of her now forgotten backyard. The Kelowna woman was among hundreds of residents who bought rain barrels and composters uring

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Rain barrels, compost bins popular on Earth Day in Kelowna

Kelowna Capital News – April 22, 2018 Judging by the long lineup of cars long before the gates even opened on Earth Day 2018, water conservation is an important environmental issue for many Kelowna residents. In just under 90 minutes

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Save water, buy a rain barrel

Kelowna Capital News – April 3, 2018 Purchase a rain barrel this season to support Earth Day. The Regional Waste Reduction Office in partnership with the Okanagan Basin Water Board’s (OBWB) Okanagan WaterWise program will be hosting a one-day-only composter

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The xeriscape way – Making changes in the garden

Kelowna Capital News – March 25, 2018 Spring officially arrived this week. Eager gardeners may finally be able to garden without the threat of yet another snowfall. After last year’s intense heat and drought, many people are making changes to

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Curtain comes up on Canada Water Week – Okanagan Water Board hosts free movie night

Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board and its Okanagan WaterWise program are hosting a free movie night, complete with snacks, engaging conversation and more, as part of Canada Water Week and U.N. World Water Day celebrations. “SHARED WATERS.

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Documentary on local water management wins prestigious award

Osoyoos Times – February 6, 2018 A documentary film about managing water in the Okanagan River and Osoyoos Lake has won a prestigious film award. Jiri and Lucie Bakala, the husband and wife production team from Ascent Films Inc., won

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Documentary examines Okanagan water conflicts

Salmon Arm Observer / Kelowna Capital News – November 7, 2017 A new documentary presents an insightful look at the many competing needs for water within the Okanagan Valley and how those demands are managed between B.C. and Washington government

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Film guarantees waterworks

Castanet – October 13, 2017 South Okanagan residents will be able to learn how water supply is managed for transboundary water bodies in the region, with the premiere of a documentary film next week. ‘A River Film’ will debut at

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WaterWise winner

Kelowna Daily Courier – September 25, 2017 Participating in the Okanagan Basin Water Board’s Make Water Work conservation campaign paid of for one Kelowna resident.

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WaterWise residents recognized by Okanagan Basin Water Board

Kelowna Now – September 22, 2017 As summer draws to a close, the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) and its Okanagan WaterWise program begin to wrap up their valley-wide residential water conservation campaign “Make Water Work.” As part of the

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Okanagan mayors gather & encourage water conservation in face of weather extremes

Kelowna, B.C. – As flooding issues remain top of mind in the Okanagan, we are reminded of the extreme weather events seen in our valley and the need for all of us to do our part and prepare. Okanagan mayors

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Okanagan Water Board directors return hopeful after mussel meeting in Ottawa

Kelowna, B.C. – Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) directors are back from their invasive mussel meeting in Ottawa and are looking for significant movement from the federal government on this file. Directors were in our nation’s capital for the annual

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Okanagan celebrates Canada Water Week with film, contest, panel… & closer look at (waste)ing water

Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) and its Okanagan WaterWise program have lined up a number of events to celebrate UN World Water Day and Canada Water Week (March 19-25), including a special screening of the award-winning

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