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BC RAC Key Areas of Focus > Community Adaptation

Community Adaptation

posted on 2:08 PM, January 10, 2017

Climate change is exposing BC communities to more extreme weather events and to risks that include water shortages, flood, erosion and damage or loss of infrastructure. Today, all community leaders need access to information on regional climate change risks, vulnerabilities and options for adaptation.

Local governments have a key role to play in adaptation planning since they are responsible for a range of services. These include water supply, land use planning and floodplain development, and operation and maintenance of local flood protection infrastructure (in partnership with diking authorities). Some also undertake watershed management and water supply planning. First Nations are also decision-makers with significant influence over land and resource use decisions in their traditional territories, and those with modern treaties have wide-ranging powers. BC RAC is helping BC community leaders learn more about climate change risks, impacts and adaptation options — particularly those relating to water.


BC RAC project highlights

ReTooling Resources

You can also explore a great selection of community adaptation planning resources on the ReTooling website.


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