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Shared Waters Alliance

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.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in British Columbia.

Where We Work

We are grateful to live and work on the unceded ancestral territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.

Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

Strategic Priorities

At the Fraser Basin Council, our strategic priorities are to take action on climate change, support healthy watersheds and water resources, and build sustainable and resilient communities.

With our partners, we work on a range of collaborative, multi-sector initiatives, such as those focused on flood management, community wildfire planning, air quality improvement, energy-efficient buildings, green transportation (including the uptake of electric vehicles and expansion of charging infrastructure), watershed planning and youth-driven climate action projects.

FBC Program Sites

Plug in BC:


ReTooling for Climate Change:

FBC Youth:

Climate Action Toolkit: 

Salmon-Safe BC

Realizing UNDRIP Initiative

Contact Us

FBC staff work from our Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake and Prince George offices, and from several other locations.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff or contact our administration office:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350