A milfoil harvester moves its way across Okanagan Lake. (Okanagan Basin Water Board photo)

Okanagan Basin Water Board meeting to address importance of all water in the valley

The annual OBWB will address ongoing water issues throughout the Okanagan Friday

The Okanagan Basin Water Board holds its annual meeting on Friday.

The theme this year will be “One valley. One Water” as the meeting will go over the importance and scheduled upkeep of all the water throughout the Okanagan.

Reservoirs, streams, lakes and groundwater from Armstrong to Osoyoos will be recognized as Canada’s most water-stressed region.

READ MORE: Milfoil control cuts hurt Okanagan lakes

READ MORE: Montreal Canadiens goalie joins Rockets for practice

A panel will discuss the ongoing issues at the board which will focus on Okanagan emergencies, drought-related wildfires and flooding.

City of Kelowna’s deputy fire chief and Central Okanagan emergency program coordinator Todd Cashin, the Regional District of Central Okanagan’s community services director and planning section chief for Central Okanagan’s EOC and Canadian Forces Capt. Carsten MacLean of the BC Dragoons round out the panel for the annual meeting.

The OBWB executive director Dr. Anna Warwick Sears will close the meeting with updates on the projects and programs for the upcoming year and what it means for the water in the valley.

To report a typo, email:


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Temporary wet housing facility opening in downtown Kelowna

Temporary shelter will be operated by volunteer group Welcome Inn in partnership with BC Housing

Water services return to Big White Ski Resort

Hundreds of people were without water for more than 24 hours after a main ruptured on Monday

Impairment a possible factor in Kelowna Tim Hortons crash: RCMP

One person inside the restaurant suffered minor injuries

Montreal Canadiens stars lend helping hand to Kelowna charity

John Perlinger hopes his signed portrait of Shea Weber and Carey Price will boost new website

Hospice House launches new website to support families seeking end of life care

The new website is already proving to be very helpful for families

B.C. woman charged in connection to stolen vehicle smash-up in Kamloops

Kersten Ina Peters was arrested in the Fraser Valley on Friday, Dec. 6

UPDATED: No survivors in Gabriola Island plane crash: RCMP

The Island is located about five kilometres east of Vancouver Island

VIDEO: Harbour Air makes history with first electric aircraft test flight

Successful flight marks first of its kind in the world

The Grinch who Stole a Hedge: Security camera captures Chilliwack tree theft

RCMP arrives as person calmly walks away with tree in downtown area

Salmonella outbreak in Canada linked to rodents and snakes

92 cases of salmonella across six provinces, including B.C.

Meng Wanzhou wins right to more documents involving arrest at Vancouver airport

Defence lawyers allege the Huawei executive was unlawfully detained, searched and interrogated

RCMP traffic services moves to Falkland to slow speeders

Falkland detachment to serve as new HQ for RCMP’s North Okanagan Traffic Services

Truck with body inside found at bottom of lake near Kootenay ferry

Investigators believe no foul play is expected but are unsure how the vehicle ended up in the Arrow Lakes

Most Read