Water Management & Strategy

The Okanagan Valley would appear to have an  endless supply of water, given the many lakes and streams that dot region's landscape. In reality, water in the Okanagan is a precious commodity, which must be used wisely and managed strategically. Factors which diminish the valley's water supply include:

  • Climate change
  • Rapid growth
  • The region's semiarid climate
Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB)

The City of West Kelowna is committed to water conservation and is a partner in the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB)The OBWB promotes conservation through its Okanagan WaterWise website. In 2012, the OBWB launched the valley-wide Make Water Work campaign.
Make Water Work - Permitted/Partnership Use