Flood is a Shared Responsibility
Federal, provincial, local and First Nations authorities have different roles and responsibilities for flood risk reduction and for emergency response during a flood event in British Columbia. Other roles and responsibilities fall to critical infrastructure entities, to businesses, to industries and to individual residents and property owners.
Here is a look at the various flood management responsibilities that apply in BC. Be aware that inter-governmental arrangements are complex and ever-changing. This summary is not comprehensive and is not a substitute for advice from regulatory agencies or from professionals.