Healthy Watersheds and Water Resources
British Columbia has long enjoyed a year-round, abundant supply of clean water ― but this can no longer be taken for granted. Today there are threats to the health of BC watersheds from development, population growth and climate change. Challenges include water pollution, erosion, destruction of aquatic habitat, risk of flood and drought, and even periods of insufficient water supply to meet the demands of agricultural irrigation, industry, recreation, fish and wildlife. There is still time to turn things around — through a commitment to sustainable watershed management.
Many leaders now recognize the need to manage BC’s watersheds and water resources more sustainably — and FBC is here to help.
Our staff team regularly partners with senior governments and communities on a range of issues: sustainable watershed management, flood hazard management, sustainable fish and fisheries projects, youth watershed stewardship and climate change adaptation for communities and resource sectors.
We frequently facilitate multi-interest, collaborative processes and education initiatives. To learn more about our services, contact Steve Litke, Senior Program Manager, Watersheds and Water Resources.
Here is a look at the Fraser Basin Council’s work on water: