Osoyoos Lake Water Science Forum

Osoyoos Lake Water Science Forum – 2022

The 2022 Osoyoos Lake Water Science Forum “Nk’Mip (Osoyoos Lake) – the Heart of the Watershed” took place on October 27th – 29th 2022 in Osoyoos, B.C.

This short film provides highlights from the forum:

The Osoyoos Lake Water Science Forum (OLWSF) was presented in partnership with the Osoyoos Indian Band and the Okanagan Nation Alliance, with particular emphasis on bridging Western and Indigenous approaches to water and watershed management.

This was the fourth edition of the conference (previous conferences were held in 2007, 2011 and 2015) and in keeping with the title and theme, the event was facilitated by members of the Syilx (Okanagan) nation.

The OLWSF provides an opportunity for residents of the Okanogan/Okanagan watershed and the wider community to learn about water management and ecological health issues of importance to Osoyoos Lake and the broader transboundary watershed.

In addition, resource managers and stakeholders are invited to share issues of concern and identify common goals and challenges, and promote transboundary stewardship of this valuable lake and the ecosystem it supports.

A report summarizing the key points made by panelists and audience members at the forum was published.

Thanks to all our Partners, Sponsors, and Funders


  • Osoyoos Indian Band
  • Okanagan Nation Alliance
  • OBWB – Okanagan WaterWise


  • International Joint Commission
  • International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control
  • Okanagan Basin Water Board
  • Town of Osoyoos
  • City of Oroville
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • Washington State Department of Ecology
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
  • Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen
  • Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
  • Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society
  • Real Estate Foundation of B.C.


  • True Consulting
  • Associated Environmental Consulting
  • Hoskin Scientific
  • Northwest Hydraulic Consultants