Sustainable Watershed Management
Clean water is a precious, irreplaceable resource, and sustainable water management is critical to the future of everyone in BC. There is opportunity for leaders to embrace a comprehensive water management framework, clarity in roles and responsibilities, collaboration among decision-makers and key interests, and a focus on the cumulative impacts of activities on watersheds and water.
Green Stormwater Infrastructure
A new FBC report showcases examples of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) in urban streetscapes, residential communities and institutional sites in Metro Vancouver and Victoria. Take a look: Showcasing Successful Green Stormwater Infrastructure – Lessons from Implementation.
BCWF-FBC Project on Advancing Watershed Sustainability
The Fraser Basin Council is working in collaboration with the BC Wildlife Federation on a three-year project to advance watershed conservation and sustainability in BC. The goal of the project is to educate British Columbians on the importance of watershed sustainability and protecting BC’s diverse and unique aquatic resources. It is also aimed at building capacity in BC to achieve healthy, sustainable watersheds. Learn more.
Sustainable Watershed Projects in the Fraser Basin
The Fraser Basin Council is facilitating several regional initiatives to improve the health of watersheds:
Water Sustainability Act
A new Water Sustainability Act and related regulations came into effect February 29, 2016, with the aim of modernizing British Columbia's management and regulation of water.
These are seven key principles behind the legislation:
The Province is implementing the new Act through a phased approach.
For background and updates, together with links to the legislation and regulations, visit the Water Sustainability Act website.