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The Lower Fraser Floodplains Coalition (formerly Build Back Better Together Collaborative) is a group of experts working alongside the Indigenous-led Emergency Planning Secretariat. Our expertise ranges from floodplain management, law, ecology, and systems change with the shared goal to work towards a more principled and collaborative approach to flood resilience for the Lower Mainland.

5 Guiding Principles:

1) Reduce risk and adapting to climate change

2) Advance reconciliation

3) Help salmon and ecosystems where they live to thrive

4) Support sustainable economies and resilient communities into the future

5) Ensure everyone is part of the solution

3 Action Areas:

1) Advocate for institutional change

2) Convene people from across the Lower Fraser collaboration and capacity building

3) Catalyze projects through supporting leaders on the ground

Build Back Better Together Forum 2022: On July 14th, 2022 we hosted a forum bringing 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. We were joined by 108 in person and 50 online participants.

Read the Forum Report published on September 9th and Executive Summary

July 14 Forum Information Package including Presentation Slides, Briefing Note, and Agenda

Below is a graphic illustration of the forum and a recording of a pre-forum information session on June 27th, 2022 that provides an introduction to the initiative and principles.


Floodplain Resilience: About Us
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Build Back Better Together for Lower Fraser - June 27th Info Session

Build Back Better Together for Lower Fraser - June 27th Info Session

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Floodplain Resilience: Videos

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

  • Floodplains by Design

  • Kerr Wood Leidal Consulting Engineers

Floodplain Resilience: Welcome


Floodplain Resilience: Who We Are
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