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Shared Waters Alliance

Boundary Bay Sunset

The Shared Waters Alliance is focused on concerns about shellfish harvest closures and contaminated waters in Boundary Bay – a critical section of Canada-US transboundary habitat.

Semiahmoo First Nation has lived at the river's mouth for thousands of years, downstream from South Surrey to where the TATALU (or Little Campbell) River runs. Because of pollution of the TATALU and Boundary Bay, the Nation had to discontinue the generations-long practice of shellfish harvesting.

The Shared Waters Alliance brings together First Nations, government agencies, non-government organizations and the public to collaborate, inform and improve the status of water quality in Boundary Bay. First formed in 1999, the Alliance suspended work from 2011-2017. The Alliance was re-invigorated and resumed its work in 2018 as a grassroots group led by Semiahmoo First Nation and local non-profit organizations.

This is their vision:

Boundary Bay is a healthy, vibrant ecosystem, with diverse and abundant flora and fauna, and robust water quality including clean rivers and creeks, providing First Nations food, social and ceremonial security and a rich natural heritage for future generations.

The Fraser Basin Council staff provides facilitation, secretariat and strategic support to the Alliance.

Learn more on the Shared Waters Alliance site.

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

Plug in BC:


ReTooling for Climate Change:

FBC Youth:

Climate Action Toolkit: 

Salmon-Safe BC

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake 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

We are grateful at the Fraser Basin Council Society to live and work on the unceded ancestral
territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.