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Collaborative Watershed Governance Accord

cwg_accord.jpgA new collaborative watershed governance initiative is underway. The vision is for leaders in multiple sectors to work together for the effective, sustainable management of BC’s watersheds.

The flagship project is a proposed new Collaborative Watershed Governance Accord. The accord sets out basic principles to encourage collaboration among all those who have responsibilities for BC watersheds and those actively involved in use of natural resources within watersheds.

The accord now has support of the Union of BC Municipalities, First Nations Summit, Union of BC Indian Chiefs, BC Assembly of First Nations, Clean Energy BC, Council of Forest Industries, BC Agriculture Council and two federal departments: Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Environment Canada.

The Province of BC and Mining Association of BC have the proposal under review.

The accord is intended as a high-level document. It does not prescribe a particular model of collaboration or change the regulatory responsibilities of governments.

The Fraser Basin Council, Pacific Salmon Foundation and BC Conservation Foundation have facilitated development of the accord. The BC Living Rivers Trust Fund has provided funding for this work.

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