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New Flood Management Strategy for BC's Lower Mainland

(July 15, 2014) A multi-year initiative to develop a regional flood management strategy was announced today as a way of better protecting BC Lower Mainland communities against flood, from Hope to Richmond and from Squamish to White Rock.

Speakers and guests at the launch event today in New Westminster (and pictured left to right) were Grand Chief Doug Kelly (President, Sto:lo Tribal Council), Steve Litke (Senior Program Manager, Fraser Basin Council), David Marshall (Executive Director, Fraser Basin Council), Matthew Machielse (Assistant Deputy Minister, Province of Alberta), David Park (Richmond Chamber of Commerce), Jason Lum (LMLGA Flood Control and River Management Committee), Hon. Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay (Minister of National Revenue, Government of Canada), Craig Richmond (Chair, Greater Vancouver Gateway Council), Hon. Suzanne Anton (Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Province of BC), Hon. John Rustad (Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, Province of BC) and Colin Hansen (Chair, Fraser Basin Council).

The flood management strategy reflects a commitment by the federal government, the Province of BC, 25 Lower Mainland local governments, and other public and private sector organizations to work together on flood protection measures that will safeguard the region as a whole. The Fraser Basin Council is program manager and facilitator. Read more.

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UBC Goes Platinum!

posted on 4:21 PM, July 15, 2014

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(July 2, 2014) Congratulations to the Building Operations Department at the University of British Columbia (UBC) for earning the first-ever Platinum Rating from E3 Fleet, a national program managed by FBC that recognizes excellence in fleet management and environmental performance. UBC’s Building Operations Department operates 240 vehicles and specialty motorized equipment in carrying out facilities maintenance, operations and renovation services for the lands and buildings owned by the University of British Columbia. Between 2011 and 2013 the Department cut greenhouse gas emissions in the fleet by 217 tonnes, or 25%, and increased average fuel efficiency by 16%. Learn more in our media release.

County of Simcoe Earns E3 Fleet Gold Rating

by Denise Hoskins, posted on 12:19 PM, July 3, 2014

(May 27, 2014) The Fraser Basin Council, in collaboration with Fleet Challenge Ontario, has awarded an E3 Fleet Gold Rating to the County of Simcoe in Ontario for excellence in the management and green performance of its fleet. The rating recognizes work done by Simcoe County to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, invest in energy-efficient technologies and commit to staff training. The Simcoe County fleet is one of six in Canada to have earned a Gold rating. Read more.

New Climate Adaptation Resources

posted on 12:36 PM, May 27, 2014

Climate change increases the likelihood of extreme weather events, changes to ecosystems and risks to infrastructure. Is your community prepared? Be sure to visit the freshly updated ReTooling for Climate Change website at www.retooling.ca. It's the best place for BC communities to find climate adaptation information, planning guides, case studies and regional tools helpful in preparing and implementing adaptation plans. Browse adaptation topics and search the expanded resource database. The Retooling site was developed by the Fraser Basin Council and funded through the BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative.

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Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and across BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

FBC Project and
Partner Sites

E3 Fleet/Green Fleets BC:
www.e3fleet.com

Plug in BC:
www.pluginbc.ca

BuySmart Network:
www.buysmartbc.com

BC Rural Network:
www.bcruralnetwork.ca

Shuswap Lake Integrated Planning Process (SLIPP)
www.slippbc.com

Rethinking our Water Ways:
www.rethinkingwater.ca

ReTooling for Climate Change:
www.retooling.ca

Climate Action Toolkit:
www.toolkit.bc.ca

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Mission, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Prince George and Victoria.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff.

Our main office is:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350
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