WHAT WE DO
RESTORE WETLANDS AND SLOUGHS
We support restoration of off-channel slough, wetland, and creek habitats by boosting capacity of our First Nation and Local Government partners - facilitating meetings, fundraising, and providing technical guidance.
ADVANCE BEST PRACTICES AND RESEARCH
We connect with local, international, and First Nations experts to understand best practices in fish and community friendly flood infrastructure design and implementation.
BUILD CROSS SECTOR RELATIONSHIPS
We connect people across all sectors and disciplines who are interested in flood management and salmon health including First Nations, all levels of government, academia, NGOs, agriculture, and industry.
WHAT GUIDES US
We believe that restoring relationships to each other, the land, and waters is critical to addressing the complexity of integrating flood management, salmon and ecosystems, culture and economy
We believe in working with and supporting those most impacted by flooding, salmon loss, and climate change. We work on projects that have explicit First Nation's support, and work to uphold their rights, priorities, knowledge, and capacity
We know local governments are overburdened and we will work to support them how they need to be to help adapt to flood risk and climate change. We also seek opportunities and solutions that celebrate farmers and local food security
We believe in working across difference, breaking down silos, and collaboration. We believe in transparency and clear communication.
About our logo: We are very grateful to Carrielynn Victor - Xemontalot for creating our logo below. The design incorporates the adaptive cycle framework. As Carrielynn says, it "speaks to cycles of life in relation to wild pacific salmon. The colors in the triangles shift in size and gradient, to portray phased approach, growth and life in the waterways directly connected to the lower Fraser." Though Resilient Waters is not a First Nations led project, we are grateful to have this gift and treat it as a symbol of our commitment to act in good relationship with the land, waters, and Coast Salish peoples in the way that we work.
WHO WE ARE
Resilient Waters is a project on MakeWay's Shared Platform. The project works in partnership with Watershed Watch Salmon Society's Connected Waters campaign and other organizations interested in integrated flood management.
We work closely with Kerr Wood Leidal Consulting Engineers and Pearson Ecological who have a long history of water resource engineering and salmon biology respectively in the lower Fraser watershed. Mike Pearson and his team at Pearson Ecological leads the field work to assess salmon and habitat potential. Patrick Lilley and his team at KWL provide technical guidance, conceptual design, and other services to advance project needs.