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Phase 2 Flood Strategy Overview

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Phase 2 of the Lower Mainland Flood Management Strategy (LMFMS) initiative is aimed at developing a regional strategy to reduce flood risk and increase the flood resilience of communities along the lower Fraser and South Coast.

Phase 2 (2017-2020) builds on the work in Phase 1 through a collaboration of governmental and non-governmental entities having responsibilities for flood management in this region.

Structure & Leadership

A Leadership Committee is in place for Phase 2 of the LMFMS. The Committee is composed of representatives of partner organizations: two Federal government, two Provincial government, four Local government, four First Nations* and one representing regional entities.

The Committee provides guidance and advice on:

  • Vision and Goals
  • Work Plans
  • Research & Analysis Projects
  • Development of the Strategy
  • Engagement.

Input is also received from the Joint Program Committee for Integrated Flood Hazard Management and technical advisory committees.

The Fraser Basin Council manages Phase 2 and reports on progress via committees and to the partner organizations directly.

* Members and interim members from First Nations are confirmed; the process is open to emergent approaches to representation

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Deliverables

Key deliverables include an interim report in the form of an options paper (2019) and a final report (2020) to address:

  • regional priorities for flood mitigation
  • structural and non-structural options for flood mitigation
  • funding and decision-making options.

Projects

See Phase 2 Projects for a look at the work underway, including:

  • Lower Fraser Floodplain Model
  • Assessment of Flood Management Options
  • Online Atlas on Flood and the Environment
  • Related Projects.

Subscribe to the Flood Strategy Briefing

The Flood Strategy Briefing is a progress bulletin distributed to LMFMS partner organizations*  and published online.

If you would like to receive the next issue, please subscribe.

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Here are past issues:

Note to LMFMS partner organizations: The Fraser Basin Council sends the Flood Strategy Briefing to your chief administrative/executive officer (or other contact as requested) and to your staff who serve on the Joint Program Committee for Integrated Flood Hazard Management or other advisory committees. You are invited to distribute the Briefing to all interested elected officials and staff in your organization.

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.

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Partner Sites

Plug in BC:
www.pluginbc.ca

BuySmart Network:
www.buysmartbc.com

BC Rural Network:
www.bcruralnetwork.ca

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, 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
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