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Here are reports and other resources developed for those with flood management responsibilities or interests within BC municipalities and regional districts (with a principal focus on the Lower Mainland), First Nations communities, the Province of British Columbia, Canada and international jurisdictions.

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Flood investigations report

Featured: Investigations in Support of Flood Strategy Development in BC

The Investigations in Support of Flood Strategy Development in British Columbia initiative was a multi-year project – completed in 2021 – to help various governments and other organizations better understand current challenges and opportunities for a wide range of flood management issues in BC.

Between 2019 and 2021, consulting teams reviewed over 40 flood-related issues, including those related to flood governance, hazard and risk assessment, planning, structural and non-structural mitigation, forecasting, emergency response and recovery, and funding and resources.

The initiative was supported by funding from the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) managed and coordinated the projects as well as the overall initiative.

Key recommendations from the projects fall under eight general categories:

  • Facilitate training, education and knowledge sharing
  • Improve data, information and tools
  • Develop vision and targets
  • Strengthen guidelines and standards
  • Support integrated flood management approaches
  • Facilitate collaboration
  • Provide strategic and comprehensive funding
  • Adapt organizational roles and responsibilities

All projects point to the need for enhanced funding, capacity and governance for more effective flood management, including in the development of foundational information tools, flood management planning and emergency response planning, and implementation of flood mitigation measures.

The Summary Report (July, 2021), prepared by the Fraser Basin Council, summarizes the context and key findings and recommendations from the 11 projects within this initiative.

Reports, Guides and Other Flood Management Resources