• 2016-2021

The strategy will include:

  • Vision statement

  • Goals and objectives

  • Recommended actions

  • Implementation considerations

Key deliverables for Phase 2 are:

  • Drafts of strategy (Winter 2020 – Fall 2021)

  • Final strategy (Late 2021)

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Phase 2 Overview

Phase 2 of the Lower Mainland Flood Management Strategy (LMFMS) initiative is aimed at developing a regional strategy to reduce flood risk and increase the flood resilience of communities along the lower Fraser and South Coast.

Phase 2 (2016-2021) builds on the work in Phase 1 through a collaboration of governmental and non-governmental entities having responsibilities for flood management in this region.


Here’s a look at projects completed and work underway in Phase 2 of the Lower Mainland Flood Management Strategy.


  • Lower Fraser River 2D Flood Modelling and Mapping

  • Digital Elevation Model of the Lower Fraser River

  • Flood Risk Assessment

  • Online Atlas on Flood and the Environment


  • Preparation of strategy drafts and engagement


  • Seismic Guidelines for Dikes

  • Assessment of Orphan Dikes

  • BC Storm Surge Forecast Model

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Who is Involved?

A Leadership Committee is in place for Phase 2 of the LMFMS. The Committee is composed of representatives of partner organizations: two Federal government, two Provincial government, four Local government, four First Nations* and one representing regional entities.

* Members and interim members from First Nations are confirmed; the process is open to emergent approaches to representation

The Leadership Committee provides guidance and advice on: Vision and Goals, Work Plans, Research & Analysis Projects, Development of the Strategy, Engagement.

Input is also received from the Joint Program Committee for Integrated Flood Hazard Management and technical advisory committees (with representatives of most organizations with flood responsibilities for the Lower Mainland) and from technical advisory committees.

The Fraser Basin Council manages Phase 2 and reports on progress via committees and to the partner organizations directly.


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