The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) was instituted in 1970 through a collaboration of the three Okanagan regional districts to provide leadership on water issues that span the entire valley – recognizing the need to work together to protect our common resources.
“Prairie Water News” is dedicated to protecting and improving rural water supplies. While this site provides information on water topics related to the prairie provinces of Canada, it also has much valuable information that would apply to British Columbia on topics such as water use, treatment, etc.
The agriculture industry in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia currently uses 70% of the water in the Okanagan basin.
The City of Kelowna is among the most proactive municiplaities in British Columbia with respect to water conservation with its WaterSmart program.
UBC Okanagan is a partner in the NOGWCA project. This is a three year study funded by the Canada-British Columbia Water Supply Expansion program made available through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC).
This factsheet outlines options for basic outdoor livestock water troughs used in Summer conditions. Many photos and drawings are provided in this informative publication.
This factsheet from the Resource Management Branch of the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands outlines options for livestock watering in winter conditions with some ideas and pointers for successful systems. Various energy choices are discussed.
Information in factsheet format outlines sourcing and options to develop ground water sources for livestock water use.
This factsheet looks at legislation regulating work done at or near a stream.