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BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative Program

The climate in British Columbia is changing. Public and private sector leaders are now seeing the need to assess climate change impacts at the regional and local level to protect communities, safeguard economic activity and sustain environmental health.

Backing these efforts is the BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative (BC RAC) program, part of a national strategy on climate adaptation. The theme of BC RAC is “Preparing for Climate Change — Securing British Columbia's Water Future.” The Fraser Basin Council and BC Ministry of Environment – Climate Action Secretariat work together in managing BC RAC, and funding is from Natural Resources Canada.

The program is being delivered in two phases:

  • BC RAC Phase 1 (2009-2012) has focused on developing tools and resources to help leaders plan for climate change adaptation, with emphasis on securing water resources and minimizing water-related risks
  • BC RAC Phase 2 (2012-2015) builds on the work of Phase 1 and offers support for BC’s natural resource sectors as they identify risks, common issues of concern, adaptation options and opportunities to collaborate.

BC RAC Projects

Are you looking for a synopsis of work to date? See BC RAC Highlights (2009-2012).

Do you have a specific area of interest? See  Areas of Focus for more on climate change impacts, adaptation options and project work.

Find Adaptation Resources

Here are two ways to find the resources you need:

  • See Adaptation Resources for links to key reports, tools and other resources produced through BC RAC
  • Visit ReTooling for Climate Change for these and other climate adaptation resources helpful to leaders in local government, First Nations and natural resource sectors.

Contact Us

To learn more about BC RAC, contact:

Jim Vanderwal, Senior Program Manager
Fraser Basin Council
T: (604) 488-5359 | E: 

Thomas White
Manager, Science and Adaptation
Ministry of Environment - Climate Action Secretariat

T: (250) 953-4883 | E: 

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 throughout 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:

Plug in BC:

BuySmart Network:

BC Rural Network:

Rethinking our Water Ways:

ReTooling for Climate Change:

Climate Action Toolkit:

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Quesnel and Prince George. We also have staff located in Abbotsford and Vernon.

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
F: 604 488-5351