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Staff Profile

Jim Vanderwal

Director, Operations and Climate Change

staff_jvanderwal.jpgJim Vanderwal is the Director responsible for Fraser Basin Council Operations and for overseeing the Climate Change and Air Quality Program.

Jim has held progressively senior roles at the Council since 1999, developing new initiatives related to river management, stakeholder engagement, energy and emissions planning, climate change adaptation, green fleet management and clean energy development.

Jim was the lead staff person in the development of E3 Fleet, Canada’s green fleet certification program and various other clean transportation initiatives, including Plug in BC, which supports electric vehicle uptake throughout BC. He also has worked extensively with local governments and First Nations to develop and implement clean energy and climate adaptation initiatives.

Jim completed a B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, and worked in research and development capacities in the telecommunications sector. He completed a M.Sc. in Resource Management from the University of British Columbia, specializing in the development of public processes that link technical research with broad public engagement.

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:
www.pluginbc.ca

Emotive:
www.emotivebc.ca

ReTooling for Climate Change:
www.retooling.ca

FBC Youth:
fbcyouthprogram.ca

Climate Action Toolkit:
www.toolkit.bc.ca 

Salmon-Safe BC
www.salmonsafe.ca

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
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