Bringing the Salmon Home

Bringing the Salmon Home is a short documentary film about the Syilx Okanagan, Secwépemc, and Ktunaxa Nations who are together upholding their sacred responsibility to reintroduce the salmon to the upper Columbia River in Canada, working with the BC and Canadian governments, US Tribal relations and allies along the river to enable fish passage around giant dams.

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Early Bird registration rates extended to January 31

The Environmental Flows Conference is happening soon in beautiful Kelowna from March 13-15, 2024. Early bird registration rates have been extended to January 31st. Save up to 25% by registering early! Click here for registration The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) and the Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA) warmly invite you to participate in the Environmental ...

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“The future we imagine is the future we create.” ~ Stuart Candy

When you think about the future, what do you imagine? Each of us has a unique vision of the future, one that has been shaped by our experiences, our worldview, our hopes, fears and dreams. At the 2024 Environmental Flows Conference, we are coming together to shape the future of water stewardship. But in an era of disruptive change and competing priorities, how can we collectively shape a future that considers our diverse perspectives and serves multiple needs?

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Emerging Trends in Environmental Flow Science: A Canadian and Global Perspective

Environmental flow science, the study of the quantity, timing, and quality of water flows required to sustain freshwater ecosystems, has seen significant advancements in recent years. Researchers, policymakers, and environmentalists collaborate in Canada and globally to understand and address the challenges of changing water regimes. Here, we delve into some of the most prominent trends ...

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Technical Analysis of Environmental Flows in the Okanagan: A Semi-Arid Challenge

By: Dr. Nelson Jatel, OBWB Water Stewardship Director – August 28, 2023 The Okanagan region, one of Canada’s unique semi-arid zones, presents a distinct set of challenges and opportunities when managing environmental flows. As we approach the Environmental Flow Needs Conference in Kelowna from March 13-15, 2024, we delve deeper into several important technical aspects of ...

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Environmental Flows 2024: March 13-15, 2024

Greetings to all water enthusiasts, researchers, policymakers, and stakeholders! As we gear up for the Environmental Flows 2024 Conference, it’s essential to reflect on our past to shape our future. Today, I’d like to take you back to the 2018 EFN Conference held on October 17-18, 2018 in the beautiful Syilx Okanagan Nation Territory, Kelowna, ...

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EFN 2018: A look back

The Environmental Flow Needs Conference 2018: Science, Policy & Practice was held in Kelowna, B.C. from October 17-18, 2018 and brought together representatives from national and international organizations engaged in water management or research, including fisheries and water managers, First Nations, regulators, policy-makers, academia, and NGOs. The conference covered several main themes and focused on ...

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