BUILDING BACK BETTER TOGETHER

In the wake of the November 2021 flooding, communities (both local governments and First Nations) have been under pressure to develop recovery plans with varying levels of capacity and resources and with little to no opportunity for collaboration.

Resilient Waters has been supporting the Indigenous-led Emergency Planning Secretariat alongside a group of experts in floodplain management with the shared goal of helping B.C.’s flood recovery and resilience planning efforts to achieve the best possible outcomes since late 2021. We offer support from a diverse range of interests, experience and networks, including Indigenous groups, conservationists, farmers, environmental legal specialists, researchers and natural resource professionals.

We are currently planning a broad multi-sector meeting for mid-July 2022 to bring together Lower Fraser First Nations, Local Governments, and many provincial and federal ministries to advocate for a place-based, locally empowered Building Back Better Together approach.

Read our briefing note on Building Back Better Together

 
 
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We are a collaborative group of B.C.-based organizations and experts with the shared goal of helping B.C.’s flood recovery and management efforts achieve the best possible outcomes. We offer support from a diverse range of interests, experience and networks, including Indigenous groups, conservationists, farmers, environmental legal specialists, researchers and natural resource professionals.


We hope to see B.C. move towards a more holistic, collaborative, and just approach to flood recovery and resilience that benefits people and other species, like salmon.

Organizations include: 

  • Emergency Planning Secretariat (Indigenous-led)

  • UBC Coastal Adaptation Lab, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

  • West Coast Environmental Law

  • Ebbwater Consulting

  • Sto:lo Tribal Council

  • Watershed Watch Salmon Society

  • Resilient Waters Project

  • Farmland Advantage

  • Kerr Wood Leidal Consulting Engineers

 

WITH SUPPORT FROM

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