The groundwater studies undertaken during Phase 2 are summarized in Section 7.0 (921Kb PDF). Because of minimal regulation of groundwater use, there is relatively little information on the hydrogeology and groundwater resources of … Read more


67% of the water used in the Okanagan Basin is derived from surface sources (lakes and streams), and 22% is derived from groundwater. The remaining 11% comes from recycling wastewater and by importing water across … Read more

Craig Nichol

Dr. Craig Nichol is a geologist and hydrogeologist who has worked on water in the Okanagan since 2006.  He studies groundwater resources, aquifer mapping, the … Read more

Important info for well owners

To Protect Your Rights, Register Your Well Registering your well will help ensure your rights are protected when someone applies for a large volume groundwater … Read more

Hullcar source under review

Vernon Morning Star – April 8, 2016 Government officials insist the source of water contamination still isn’t known in a Spallumcheen neighbourhood. While some residents … Read more

Water Quality Monitoring

Overview of Okanagan Water Quality Studies and Monitoring There are many agencies and groups who monitor water quality in the Okanagan. This list isn’t exhaustive, … Read more


Environmental Reporting BC Long-term trends in groundwater levels in BC (explore interactive charts, find aquifer characteristics, etc) Policy and Regulation Buried Treasure: Groundwater Permitting and … Read more

Groundwater Bylaws Toolkit

The Groundwater Bylaws Toolkit, is an appendix to the Green Bylaws Toolkit (, and was developed by the OBWB and partners to help local governments … Read more

Groundwater Mapping

CHBC News Report – February 3, 2012 Link to story on CHBC News / Global Okanagan:

Groundwater Symposium

A one day symposium on Groundwater in the Okanagan was held at the Penticton Lakeside Resort on January 23, 2007 to convey information on research … Read more